HC Deb 16 November 1908 vol 196 cc884-5
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.


The immediate annual increase in the Constabulary Vote would be about £15,000. The Bill, 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.


How is it that the amount provided for in the Bill is in excess of that recommended by the Howard Vincent Committee?


I cannot answer that without explaining the provisions of the Bill.