Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pension Scheme for Forestry Workers.

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asked the Minister for Lands if his Department have under consideration a pension scheme for forestry workers on the same basis as the pension scheme provided for local authority workers.

The answer is in the negative. I am not satisfied that there are any special grounds which would warrant more favourable treatment of forestry workers in this regard than of other similar groups of employees in the State service.