HC Deb 19 June 1896 vol 41 c1437

On behalf of the hon. Member for South Roscommon (Mr. L. P. HAYDEN), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1), is he aware that ail insurance company gave £10 to the Constabulary authorities for distribution amongst the members of the force who assisted in saving property at the burning of Mr. Walshe's house, at Dungarvan, county Waterford, in July 1872; (2) has this sum been credited to the Constabulary accounts for August 1872, or has it been paid over to those who were entitled to it; (3) whether the Constabulary authorities in March last were engaged in making inquiries to ascertain the names of the members of the force who were present at said burning; and (4), has this sum bean invested at interest since the above date; and, if so, will he see that those entitled to receive it get the interest as well as the sum originally handed over?


The statements in the first and third paragraphs are correct. The amount was entered as a receipt in the accounts for August 1872, and in the following month was paid over to those entitled to it.