HC Deb 03 July 1906 vol 159 cc1634-5
MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say if the total sum standing to the credit of the Constabulary Force Fund on March 31st last was £386,220; and whether he will recommend that the damages, £100, obtained by Edward Carroll, Rosenallis, Queen's County, in the High Courts a year ago, against constables Masterson and Cryan, Royal Irish Constabulary, for assault, shall be paid out of the said fund, as the constables have so far evaded payment.


The amount of stock and cash to the credit of the benefit branch of the Constabulary Force Fund is as stated. The fund is, under Statute and Treasury regulation, applicable only to payments to the widows and families of deceased members of the force who were subscribers to the fund; and it could not, therefore, be legally applied to the purpose suggested in the Question.