Civil Servants (Retirement).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Photo of Sir John Butcher Sir John Butcher , City of York

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Irish civil servants who are desirous of being superannuated and receiving compensation under Article 10 of the Treaty and Article 7 of the Order in Council, Transferring Powers, of April, 1922, are now at liberty to make application for that purpose; whether the six months' notice will run from the date of such application; and whether it will be possible for them, in cases where it is proper and desirable in their interests to do so, to be superannuated before the expiration of the six months' notice?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In reply to the second and third parts of the question, the formulation of the rules and conditions necessary for carrying into effect Article 10 of the Treaty and Article 7 of the Transfer of Functions Order is a matter for the Provisional Government.

Photo of Sir John Butcher Sir John Butcher , City of York

Shall we in this House have an opportunity of discussing these Rules and Regulations which will govern the status of our civil servants?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

Yes, ultimately, when the final stages of the Irish Constitution come before this House, legislative proposals will have to he made.

Photo of Sir John Butcher Sir John Butcher , City of York

Am I to understand that we shall have that opportunity on the discussion of the Free State Constitution?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

Either that or the ancillary Bill containing minor pro visions which will accompany it.