§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether there exists a branch of the Royal Irish Constabulary called the Crime Special; and, if so, what number of officers and men are attached to it, what allowance do they receive for this service, and under what circumstances is it retained.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) At head quarters the branch consists of a county inspector and district inspector with extra allowances of £250 and, £150 a year, respectively, also a sergeant and an acting sergeant with a daily allowance of 1s. 6d. each. There are in addition forty-two men in counties and cities attached to the staff, each receiving the extra allowance of 1s. 6d. a day. The branch was formed for the purpose of criminal investigation and is retained with a like object.