§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Chief Secretary what were the terms upon which members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the auxiliary forces were engaged, particularly in relation to pensions; and whether upon demobilisation those terms are being adhered to?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
Permanent members of the Royal Irish Constabulary were employed upon the same general terms and conditions as members of police forces in Great Britain, namely, those laid down in the Report of the Desborough Commission. The terms upon which the force is being demobilised provide,inter alia, that every man shall receive the pension which he has earned by his service, with an addition to that service of 12 years. The Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary and other temporary members were engaged upon contracts which did not provide for the payment of pensions. These contracts are in every case being adhered to.