§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If Ex-Constable Edward M'Enter, of Newry, will be allowed his full retiring pension of £41 a-year, in consideration of the fact that during his twenty years' service in the 16 Royal Irish Constabulary he was only fined five times, and paid the full penalty each time?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
, in reply, said, the constable named retired six and a-half years ago. The man's pension was fixed below the maximum on account of previous misconduct. He had been punished six times for various offences. The last occasion occurred only a few months before his retirement, and on that occasion he was not only punished, but warned of his dismissal. He (Sir Michael Hicks-Beach) thought that, on the whole, he had been leniently dealt with.