§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant 597 of Ireland whether he can state the total number of men of the Royal Irish Constabulary who have been invalided during last year from injuries received in discharge of their duties.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) It is assumed that the Question is intended to refer to men who were invalided from injuries received from assaults or violence while in the discharge of their duties. During the year 1906 there were two such cases in which men were permanently invalided and discharged on pension. In one other case a constable is under medical treatment, and it has not yet been ascertained whether the injury will be permanent. In seventy-eight cases men were temporarily invalided, many of them for short periods. I may add that the number of men invalided from injuries accidentally received was 165. In eight of these cases the injury was permanent, and the men were discharged on pension. The remaining 157 men were temporarily invalided.