§ MR. BODKIN (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Thomas Butler, police pensioner, who was so severely injured by a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted by a comrade whilst on duty, at a police station in County Cork, that his forearm had to be amputated, and who was thereupon discharged on a pension of £10 16s. 8d. per annum; whether he is aware that Butler is now residing, in absolute penury, precariously supported by his friends, near Strokes-town, in the County of Roscommon; and whether he will take steps to ameliorate as far as possible his position?
MR. J. MORLEY
I would ask the hon. Member to be good enough to repeat this question on Monday next, when I hope to be able to give him a reply.