§ 22. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that, of the 6,000 subscribers to the Irish Constabulary Force Fund, only 700, being less than one-eighth, are still serving in the force; whether he is aware that the reports and statements of account of the fund issued to police stations in the last two years have not been sent to the non-serving subscribers nor to their associations; and whether he will have this omission immediately rectified and the last two years' accounts of the fund sent to all subscribers thereto?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The present number of subscribers to this fund serving and on pension is generally as stated in the question. The annual statement of the benefit branch of the fund, now published, is only circulated among members of the force, one copy being sent to every station, to be retained there for general information. I have now given directions that in future arrangements are to be made by which any subscriber desirous of obtaining a copy will be in a position to do so by applying direct to the Inspector-General at the Constabulary Office, Dublin Castle.