§ Mr. ALLEN PARKINSON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the men who have been serving in Ireland as Black and Tans are being re-engaged for service in Egypt and India at £1 per day and a gratuity on completion of service, amounting to more than £200?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer is in the negative. If the hon. Member is referring to the British section of the Palestine Gendarmerie, which is being largely recruited from ex-members of the various police forces in Ireland, the rate of pay of constables of this force is 10s. a day, with rations and quarters, and a small gratuity if their services are dispensed with before they have earned a pension.