HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 c131
MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Killarney Board of Guardians and others have complained that they are compelled to afford hospital relief to police constables in Ireland at the weekly average cost of all the patients; and whether, seeing that this sum is about 10s. per week less in each case than the actual cost, and having regard to the fact that these men are in receipt of full pay whilst in hospital, he will secure an amendment of the present regulations so that these policemen shall not remain a charge on the ratepayers.


Representations to this effect have been made by the Killarney and one or two other Boards of Guardians. The rate of payment by police constables in such circumstances is fixed by Statute, not by departmental regulation. I cannot undertake to introduce amending legislation in the direction suggested.