HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1694W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that eight first-class district-inspectors have been required by the Inspector-General, Royal Irish Constabulary, to send in their resignations solely because they have attained the age of sixty years, but without any suggestion that they are unfit for their duties; whether he is aware that these officers, although not yet entitled to their maximum retiring allowance, have instituted proceedings against the Attorney-General to test the legality of the Inspector-General's action but, not withstanding these proceedings which are now pending, a notice was sent to some of them stating that they would be discharged as from 1st June; and whether he will, under the circumstances, arrange that these officers will not be removed until a date subsequent to a legal decision in the matter?


This matter has been carefully considered by the Irish Government, and it is regretted that the arrangements which have been made for the retirement of these district-inspectors cannot be modified.