§ 4. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the number of ex-Royal Irish constables still living from whose pay while in the force deductions were made for the Constabulary Force Fund, and who on retiring, unmarried or widowers without children, were prohibited by the Regulations from continuing to subscribe, with the aggregate amount compulsorily subscribed by them; and when it is proposed to refund to these men their payments, with interest?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The information asked for in the first paragraph of the question is not available. It is not proposed to refund to the pensioners referred to the deductions made from their pay-under Statute as suggested in the last paragraph.