HC Deb 05 June 1894 vol 25 cc425-6

On behalf of the hon. Member for North Louth, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will consider the desirability of relieving the enumerators of agricultural statistics in the Royal Irish Constabulary, who often at this time of the year have to walk 15 or 20 miles daily, from house to house, of patrol or general duty during the days on which they are engaged in collecting statistical information?


The Inspector General of Constabulary informs me that it is the practice to relieve the police from all their ordinary duties while actually employed on the outdoor duty necessary for the collection of the statistics referred to, and for which I understand they receive extra remuneration. It may, however, become necessary on occasions to employ individual members on other duties; but, as far as possible, they are relieved from their ordinary work when engaged on these statistics.