HC Deb 19 March 1891 vol 351 cc1437-8

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether Mr. Myles Blake Burke has been compulsorily retired from the office of County Inspector, Royal Irish Constabulary, with a pension of £400 per annum, in consequence of alleged incapacity for further service; whether the injuries which caused such incapacity, if it existed, were received when on duty, and whether, if this be so, he would be entitled to £500 instead of £400 a year; and whether his Petition to Her Majesty to have his case re-considered has reached the Treasury through the Irish Government, to whom it was referred by Her Majesty's Command; and what course he intends to take with regard to it?


Mr. Burke was retired from the Constabulary on Jane 1st, 1887, on the ground that he had received injuries rendering him unfit for farther service. His age was 61. The pension to which his service of 39 years entitled him was £386 15s.; but as he would have completed another year in the following September the Treasury awarded him £400 per annum, the amount for which a service of 40 years would have qualified him. The Treasury did not consider that the injuries which caused Mr. Burke's retirement were received when on duty. No Petition by Mr. Burke to Her Majesty has reached the Treasury.