HC Deb 13 January 1916 vol 77 cc1744-5
12. Mr. P. WHITE

asked whether any instructions have been issued recently to the Royal Irish Constabulary with regard to their prosecuting persons who may be walking beside their bicycles with the light accidentally or otherwise extinguished?


The reply is in the negative.

13. Mr. WHITE

asked whether, when members of the Royal Irish Constabulary use their bicycles in performance of duties for which they would be entitled to hire a car they are given the equivalent of the car fare; and, if not, why is this not done; and upon what basis their allowance is calculated?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, on the general principle that expenses cannot be allowed for a mode of locomotion not actually used. The cycling allowances of the police are calculated so as fully to recoup them for the wear and tear of their machines so far as used on the public service.