HC Deb 21 March 1904 vol 132 cc244-5
MR. REDDY (King's County, Birr)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the salary and allowances of the two inspectors of the Royal Irish Constabulary, two head constables in Shinrone and Birr, King's county; how many stations they have to inspect, and the total distance they should travel to inspect them all; how often they have visited each station, and how long they stayed in each station at each visit during the past twelve months.


The total pay and allowances is £878 per annum. There are five stations in the Birr District, covering a distance of forty miles; and † See (1) Debates, cxxxi., 460. six in the Shinrone District covering a distance of sixty-five miles. They were all very frequently inspected. It would be contrary to practice to state the duration of the visits or their number.


Is it not the fact that these two inspectors are able to perform their monthly duty in one day and spend the rest of the month in hunting?


Order, order!