HC Deb 08 July 1918 vol 108 c47W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, before the introduction of the Home Rule Bill, he will take a vote of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police on the question of their remaining under the control of the Imperial Parliament or being handed over to the Irish Parliament; and whether it is intended to carry out the reorganisation of the Royal Irish Constabulary promised in 1914, and to act on Mr. Headlam's Report?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the last part, no change in the organisation of the Royal Irish Constabulary is being proposed.