HC Deb 02 March 1904 vol 130 c1484

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieu tenant of Ireland whether he can state how many sergeants in the Royal Irish Constabulary in Belfast have been retired on pension through the age limit during the past three years, and to what religious denominations they belonged; how many have been retained in the Force, although over the age limit, and the religious denominations to which they belong; and whether the system prevailing in Belfast is universal in Ireland.


There is no age limit in Belfast or elsewhere in Ireland. The conditions of service in the Force are regulated by the Statute 46 and 47 Vict., cap. 14. A Return is in preparation showing the number and religions of sergeants who have been required to retire during the past three years upon the completion of twenty-five years' service, and will be communicated to the hon. Member in the course of the afternoon.