§ 63. Mr. P. MEEHAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Irish national teachers, in accordance with the statement made last October to a deputation from their central organisation by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, have not in the granting of their war bonus been treated as Civil servants and given the equivalent of the Civil servants' bonus?
§ Mr. DUKE
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The war bonus for men national school teachers in Ireland has been granted at the same rates and subject to the same conditions as in the case of men Civil servants. Owing to special circumstances affecting their position as a class women national school teachers are allowed war bonus grants at the same rates as those provided for men although the war bonus payments allowed to women Civil servants are only half of those provided for men.