§ Mr. HORNER
asked the rate of pay per annum in the years 1885 and 1912 respectively of a constable, sergeant, head constable, and of a first, second, and third class district inspector and county inspector where each was and is of the standing of three years' service in the Royal Irish Constabulary?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The following are the rates of pay after three years' service of the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1885 and 1912:—
Rank. Pay after 3 Years' Service. Remarks. In 1885. In 1912. £ s. d. £ s. d. Constable … 54 12 0 54 12 0 Sergeant … 75 8 0 78 0 0 Head Constable … †97 10 0 *97 10 0 † Rate for 3 to 6 years' service in rank. *Under Act of 1908 this rate is drawn from 1st year of service in rank. 3rd District Inspector … 125 0 0 ‡125 0 0 ‡ At present time a District Inspector generally reaches the 2nd class rank within 3 years' service. 2nd District Inspector … 165 0 0 165 0 0 1st District Inspector … 250 0 0 250 0 0 These rates are for a service of from 3 to 6 years in the rank. County Inspector … 410 0 0 410 0 0 These are the rates for the fourth year of service in the rank.
§ Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY
asked the Chief Secretary whether the county inspector held an inquiry into charges and countercharges made by the district inspector, Royal Irish Constabulary, and the sergeant and constables in Newcastle West, county Limerick, against each other; if so, will he say what was the nature of those charges; whether any private individuals were involved in them; will the report of the county inspector be made public; and why it was that a public inquiry was not held?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The county inspector of Limerick held a disciplinary inquiry into the matter in question, but has not yet completed his investigation. His report will necessarily be treated as confidential, but the inspector-general's decision will be communicated to all concerned. No private individuals are concerned in the charges.