HC Deb 21 October 1908 vol 194 c1157

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the date on which he purposes introducing the Royal Irish Constabulary Bill; and whether he can assure the House that any increase of pay and emoluments proposed will date from the first of the financial year, as in the case of national school teachers.


I am anxious to introduce the Constabulary (Ireland) Bill as soon as possible, but I cannot at present name a date because, as I explained in answer to a Question yesterday, the Bill cannot be introduced until the necessary Financial Resolution has been passed by the Committee. It is not proposed to make the operation of the Act retrospective.