§ MR. MELDON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the attention of Her Majesty's Government has been directed to the complaints of the Royal Irish Constabulary Pensioners who retired previous to the year 1870, namely, that such Pensioners are not in receipt of the pensions to which they are legally entitled under see. 3 of the Act 10 and 11 Vic. c. 100; and, whether it is intended by Her Majesty's Government to place such Pensioners on the same footing as Pensioners who retired in 1871 and 1872, or to remedy in any other and what manner the grievances complained of?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH,
in reply, said, so far as he was aware, the complaints of the Irish Constabulary pensioners had reference to one point—that those who retired before the passing of the Act last year retired upon a lower scale of pension than that which the Act of last year sanctioned. He did not precisely understand the Question of the hon. Member; but he might inform the hon. Member that those pensioners who retired in 1870 retired on precisely the same footing as those in 1871 and 1872.