HC Deb 06 July 1904 vol 137 c777

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state why all the appointments made at Henry Street Police Barracks, Belfast, during the year 1902, and carrying with them extra pay, were given to Roman Catholics; and can he state the number of men stationed at this barrack, how many are Roman Catholics and how many are Protestants, including the district inspector who is in charge.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Two such appointments were made in the year 1902. Both men are Roman Catholics, but the appointments were not determined by considerations of religion. In one case the extra pay amounts to a shilling weekly, and the recipient lost a night-watch allowance of similar amount. There are fifty-two men at Henry Street Barrack, twenty-eight are Roman Catholics, and twenty-four Protestants. The district inspector is a Roman Catholic.