HC Deb 30 November 1908 vol 197 c1066

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the sons of officers in the Royal Irish Constabulary and other young men who can procure nominations are eligible for examination for cadetships in that force, and that the sons of head constables, many of whom were prevented by the age limit from attaining higher rank, are debarred; and, if so, whether he will take the necessary steps to enable them to secure nomination for such examinations.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The facts are as stated. I do not propose to make any change in the existing system.