HC Deb 24 February 1887 vol 311 c462
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the officers and men of the Belfast Local Police Force have received from Government any compensation for the serious injuries inflicted upon them during the recent riots; and, if so, to what extent, and how many officers and men have received compensation; and, whether it was given in proportion to the injuries sustained?


Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary are not entitled to any compensation for injuries inflicted upon them in the discharge of their duty unless they are thereby incapacitated for further service in the Force. Of the men of the Local Force in Belfast, two were injured during the late riots. Only one has as yet received compensation. The pension awarded to him was in proportion to the injuries received.