HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 cc892-3W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why members of the Royal Irish Constabulary discharged on pension since 1st April, 1919, with under 25 years' service through ill-health contracted on service have not been included in the recent pension scheme under Section 4 of the Police (Ireland) Act, 1919?


It is intended in the cases referred to that any alterations of the pension arrangements heretofore applicable should correspond with any alterations that may be effected in the like cases in Great Britain. As a final decision respecting police forces in Great Britain has not yet been made, it has not been possible to effect a full revision of the pension terms of Irish police, and the recent scheme referred to, is in consequence only a partial and interim measure.