87. Colonel NEWMAN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether pensioners of the Royal Irish Constabulary have received an increase in their pensions; and, if not, whether, in view of the need of many of these men, he will say what action he proposes to take?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Baldwin)
Royal Irish Constabulary pensioners are eligible for the benefits of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, subject to conditions prescribed by that Act. More than one-third of the cases of Royal Irish Constabulary pensioners eligible for increases have now 1890 been dealt with, and the remaining cases are being dealt with as rapidly as possible.