HC Deb 03 April 1903 vol 120 cc1028-9

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Dublin Metropolitan Police Constable Thomas Hackett, No. 76 F, of Kingstown Dublin Metropolitan Police Station, who was dismissed from the force on 23rd July, 1902; and whether, seeing that during the two years which this policeman had served he was twice commended for diligence as a peace officer, and received a money grant for activity in the service, and that the alleged cause of his dismissal is ill-health, he will grant an inquiry into his case with a view either to his re-instatement or to such compensation being made to him as his case merits.

(Answered by Mr Wyndham.) Ex-Constable Hackett was discharged from the force in July, 1902, having been certified by the medical officer of the force to be unfit for further service. He was awarded a gratuity of £5 3s. 7d. on discharge, the maximum amount allowed by statute. Up to the present he has declined to accept this gratuity. He is not eligible for re-admission to the force.