HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 cc1888-9

asked whether the constabulary officers stationed at the depot, Phoenix Park, are allowed £45 per annum for the employment of a servant man; whether it has been the custom to send in addition a.squad of constabulary once a week to perform menial work in the officers' quarters; and whether the Chief Secretary will take steps to prevent the spending of the taxpayers' money in providing both private and public servants to wait on this department of the Royal Irish Constabulary?


All officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary receive an allowance of £45 a year for a man servant. The work referred to in the question as being performed by constables at the depot consists of cleaning the windows throughout the building and serving out the weekly allowances of fuel and light. The Inspector-General sees no reason why this practice should not continue. No saving could be effected by altering it.