§ MR. MOONEY (Newry)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state approximately what is the annual charge contemplated by the proposed Constabulary (Ireland) (Pay, etc.) Resolution standing in his name for Committee stage.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The immediate annual increase in the Constabulary Vote would be about £15,000. The Bill, 885 however, contains provisions for raising the pensionable, age of the constabulary, and this will ultimately result in a substantial decrease in the cost of the constabulary as a whole, by reducing the charges upon the non-effective list.
§ MR. MOONEY
How is it that the amount provided for in the Bill is in excess of that recommended by the Howard Vincent Committee?