HC Deb 07 November 1921 vol 148 c63W

asked the Home Secretary whether a number of the English officers who were dismissed consequent on the London police strike in 1919 joined the veteran corps of the Royal Irish Constabulary on the invitation of the Home Office; whether a large number of those men have been promoted to high ranks in the Royal Irish Constabulary; and, seeing that they have given entire satisfaction to their superiors in every respect, will he now consider their reinstatement in the English prisons' service?


I have repeatedly considered the matter, and regret that I feel unable to make any exception to the rule that none of the prison officers who were dismissed for refusing to obey orders in 1919 can be reinstated.