HC Deb 25 May 1903 vol 122 c1627
MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he will consider the advisability of amending the law to relieve boards of guardians in Ireland from the obligation of affording hospital relief to policemen in receipt of full pay, without being able to enforce payment by such policemen of the cost of such relief.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) This Question is founded on a misconception. Under Section 5 of the 25 and 26 Vic., chapter 83, a board of guardians is entitled to he repaid "the full average daily cost of maintenance and establishment charges, medical and surgical treatment," incurred by police constables in the circumstances mentioned. No amendment of the law is called for.