§ Mr. HACKETT
asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state the number of extra police at present stationed in Holy-cross, county Tipperary; whether the ratepayers of the county are required to contribute to their cost; and, if so, what 1338W amounts are charged to the North and South Ridings respectively; and whether, considering the peaceful state of the district, he will have them withdrawn and save further expense to the ratepayers and the Treasury?
§ Mr. NANNETTI
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the allowance towards their expenses home, heretofore granted to members of the Royal Irish Constabulary on retirement from the force, has been discontinued, and, if so, will he explain why; and whether any instructions have been issued to this effect by the Royal Irish Constabulary authorities?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Grants on retirement towards the payment of expenses home are still paid to all county and district inspectors, head and other constables who joined the force previous to 18th June, 1883, but under the provisions of Section 11 of the Constabulary Act of that year no member of the force appointed after the date mentioned is eligible to receive such a grant. Officers and men who joined the force since 18th June, 1883, cannot be subscribers to the Constabulary Force Fund, and hence the cause of their not receiving these grants.