§ MR. SEXTON (Sligo, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant 251 of Ireland, Whether a pensioner of the Irish Constabulary Force, named John Denash, who was discharged about three years ago, having obtained £500 as compensation for injury, and an annual pension of £46, has recently absconded from the county of Sligo, leaving a man named Thomas Hunt responsible as surety for the payment of a promissory note accepted by Denash, and in respect of which a decree has been obtained against Hunt for £49 12s. 3d.; whether Denash receives his pension at Liverpool; and, what steps will be taken to pay Hunt out of Denash's pension the amount of the decree?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
The Inspector General has no power to make any deductions from a pension towards payment of the pensioner's debts, except on the order of a Court of competent jurisdiction. This constable's address in Liverpool is known, and will be supplied to any of his creditors who may apply for it for the purpose of taking proceedings.