HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 cc2062-3W
Captain CRAIG

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that in the city of Limerick the division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians which exists there has refused to admit applicants who desired to join the approved society established by the Order under the National Insurance Act, on the grounds that their fathers had served in the Royal Irish Constabulary; and whether the Ancient Order of Hibernians is acting within its rights as an approved society in refusing to admit persons to membership for insurance purposes on those grounds?


I am informed that there is no truth in the statement in the first part of the question, but that, on the contrary, persons of the class referred to have been accepted as members.