§ Mr. MEAGHER
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he is aware of the discontent which prevails amongst the members of the Royal Irish Constabulary by reason of the inadequate war bonus of 4s. a week to all ranks, with an additional 1s. a week to the wives of married men and 6d. per week to each child; is he aware that these men were led to expect a permanent increase of their salaries; and, having regard to the cost of living and the duties imposed on them, will he recommend a permanent increase in addition to the bonus already allowed?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I am not aware of the existence of the discontent suggested in the question, and I doubt if it prevails to any great extent. No communication was made to the force which would give them grounds for expecting a further permanent increase to their pay.442W