§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state the duties of the person known as Major Price in Dublin Castle; what military service he had and how he became qualified to hold the title of major; if he will state his salary; if he still draws his salary as an officer of the Royal Irish Constabulary; to what Department he is now attached; and if he has had any service in the present war?
§ Mr. DUKE
So far as I am aware, the officer to whom the question relates has no duties in Dublin Castle or under any of the Departments of the Irish Execu-588W tive. Major Price was granted his present rank when he volunteered for service at the commencement of the War, and had no previous military experience. In this particular he was treated in the same manner as other constabulary officers of his seniority. Major Price draws pay amounting to £390 per annum as a Royal Irish Constabulary officer, but receives no pay from the military authorities. He also draws allowances for lodging and a servant, which are recouped from Army funds. There has been no change since I last answered a question on that subject on 18th October.