HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 c459W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state in detail the fees received by the inspectors of weights and measures in the county of Galway, and the amount expended by the Board of Trade in salaries to inspectors in that county?


The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary informs me that fees to the amount of £158 16s. 9d. have been collected in county Galway by the ex-officio Inspectors of Weights and Measures during the current financial year. These inspectors are members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and no salaries are paid to them by the Board of Trade. After the payment of certain expenses, the balance of the fees is paid over, under statutory provisions and Treasury Regulations, to the Reward branch of the Constabulary Force Fund for the benefit of the force. Rewards are paid annually from the fund to the inspectors in recognition of their special qualifications.