HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 c1853W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the present condition of Ireland, he will recommend the Treasury to abolish the Imperial grant of £1,352,534 for special constabulary in Northern Ireland in 1923–24, and allocate a proportionately larger sum to housing and unemployment in the same area?


The sum mentioned has been paid to the Exchequer of Northern Ireland in 1923–24 out of the provision voted by Parliament as a grant-in-aid of the expenses of the Northern Ireland Special Constabulary. I have no power to adopt the suggestion made in the question.