§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the number of district inspectors of the Royal Irish Constabulary who have reached the age of sixty years, entitling them to pension; and if ho will, in the interest of the public service, take steps to have them retired forthwith.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) There are five district inspectors at present serving in the force who are over the age mentioned. They are retained on the active list because they are all efficient officers. One of them, however, has applied to be retired on pension.