asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state the present strength of the Dublin Metropolitan Police 1302W Force; how many superintendents there are and their ages and years' service; what is the age limit at which members of the force are now retired; whether the chief superintendent has been ineffective since 19th April, 1918; and whether the condition of his health at present is sufficiently good to permit of his taking charge of men.
§ Mr. SAMUELS
The present strength of the Dublin Metropolitan Police Force is 1,116 men of all ranks. There are at present one chief superintendent and seven superintendents of the force. Their ages and years of service are as follows:
There is no age limit faxed for the retirement of members of the force.
1 64 years of age 45 years' service 1 61 years of age 41 years' service 1 57 years of age 33 years' service 1 55 years of age 32 years' service 1 54 years of age 36 years' service 1 54 years of age 32 years' service 1 52 years of age 31 years' service 1 49 years of age 27 years' service
The chief superintendent was non-effective since the 29th April, 1918, less thirty-three days, but, although not yet fully restored to health, has sufficiently recovered to enable him to discharge the various duties connected with his office.