To ask the Minister for Local Government if he has received a resolution dealing with the pensions of Asylum Staffs, adopted by the Cork Mental Hospital Committee of Management at their meeting in June last, and what action, if any, he has taken, or does he propose to take, to put the terms of the resolution into operation.

A resolution on this matter was duly received, and a draft decree as to pensions was prepared for the last meeting of the Dáil, but it was not possible to proceed with it. The Government recognise that the law as regards superannuation of Asylum Staffs requires revision, and they would propose to introduce legislation as soon as possible.