§ MR. SLOAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say what is the total amount standing to the credit of the Constabulary Force Fund; and whether, seeing that this fund only applies to members of the force who joined before 1883, and the fact that the fund is gradually dying out, he will consider the advisability of winding the fund up.
* MR. BRYCE
On March 31st, 1906, the National Debt Commissioners held £228,284, Consolidated Annuities, and £154,000, Local Loans Stock, belonging to the Benefit Branch of the Constabulary Force Fund, and at the same date the Inspector-General held a cash balance of £3,936. The benefit branch is being gradually wound up, and the surplus which may remain after its final liabilities have been discharged is to be surrendered to the Exchequer. For the details of the subject, I would refer the hon. Member to Parliamentary Paper No. 118 of 1891.