§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What is the amount of the extra pay which (1) the officers and (2) the men of the Royal Irish Constabulary receive per diem during the time they are on service in connection with an eviction; whether while engaged on such service they receive, in addition to such special remuneration, their ordinary salaries and wages; and, whether, in relation to the Glenbeigh evictions, he will lay before the House a detailed statement of the cost of those evictions, showing, in separate items, the ordinary pay and the extra pay of officers and men; the amount paid for hire of cars, hotel, and railway expenses; and the cost of provisioning the expeditionary force during its three weeks' occupation of Glenbeigh?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
, in reply, said, that the additional pay was 15s. for an officer, 4s. 6d. for ahead constable, and 3s. 6d. for the men of lower grade. These additional allowances were made irrespective of the service on which 1104 the men were engaged. There would be no charge for hotel expenditure, for such a charge would be paid by the officers and men out of the additional pay. He would have no objection to grant the Return if the hon. Member moved for it.