HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 c62W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the delegates of the Royal Irish Constabulary from various parts of Ireland held a meeting at the Royal Irish Constabulary depô t, Phœ nix Park, to discuss matters concerning the position of the force under the Government of Ireland Bill; what was the nature of the claims put forward by them, and what proposals in reply were made to them by His Majesty's Government; whether the delegates met again on 26th November last; what statement they forwarded to the Government or the police authorities; and what reply His Majesty's Government propose to give to the demands of the delegates of the force?


The documents referred to are of a confidential nature. The correspondence has resulted in the Amendments which I have put down to Clause 37 and to the Fourth Schedule of the Bill.