§ Mr. KILEY
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the present monthly cost of pensions now being paid in respect of casualties which have been suffered by the police force in Ireland since January, 1919; and how many casualties have occurred since that date in that country in respect of which the payment of pensions will probably be made but has not yet been begun?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I have been asked to reply to this question. The pensions awarded to members of the Irish police forces in respect of casualties since January, 1919, amount to £312 a month. There are 15 cases in which pensions will probably be awarded In due course, and it is possible that other wounded men now in hospital may prove to be permanently incapacitated, and in that case they also will need to be pensioned.