HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1243
MR. MAINS (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether extra clerks are at present engaged in each County Inspector's office in Ireland, with a view of immediately winding up the benefit branch of the Royal Irish Constabulary Force Fund, and distributing it amongst the subscribers to it, who are unanimous in having it wound up; and if the fund is about to be wound up, will pensioners who have contributed to it for lengthened periods, but who have ceased to contribute on the death of their wives and relatives, be refunded the amount they have paid into it?


No distribution of assets of the benefit branch of the Constabulary Force Fund is contemplated, or any winding up other than that already announced by me on more than one occasion in this House—namely, by meeting its obligations as they become due. The clerical work now being performed at County Head Quarters has reference solely to the collection of certain items of information for the Commissioners of the National Debt, in whose hands the management of the fund is being placed.