§ 70. Sir Patrick Hannon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take into consideration the sufferings of former members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and widows of constables who were killed, or who have died as the result of exceptional strain, during the disturbed period which preceded the establishment of the Irish Free State; and what steps will he take to provide a remedy.
§ Mr. Ede
Parliament made special provision at the time of the disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary for former 1541 members of the force and for their widows in the Constabulary (Ireland) Act, 1922, and the circumstances towhich the Question refers were then taken into account.
§ Sir P. Hannon
Does not the Home Secretary realise the amount of misery that still exists in Ireland in relation to these people, who were not adequately compensated at that time, and the great hardship caused to their dependants?