§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, under the Constabulary Regulations, any provision is made for the families of officers or men who may be killed or injured in the execution of their duty; and whether any provision will be made for the widow of the late District Inspector Martin, who was murdered at Gweedore on the occasion of the arrest of the Rev. James M'Fadden?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester,
The Constabulary regulations do not make any provision for the families of officers who may be killed in the execution of their duty. In the cases of men who are killed, or who die while serving in the force, provision is made for their families. In the cases of officers or men who may be injured in the discharge of their duty to an extent to prevent their continuance in the service, the officer or man is retired with a pension, or gratuity, according to the circumstances. As regards the case of the widow of the late District Inspector Martin, the Irish Government have recommended to the Treasury that she be granted a pension, and the matter is now Under consideration.