§ 16. Mr. J. Hynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why previous members of the Royal Irish Constabulary who subsequently joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary are denied the compensation grants provided under the Act of 1920.
§ Mr. Simon
Compensation allowances were awarded to members of the Royal Irish Constabulary on disbandment for loss of employment and pension prospects. Those who transferred to the Royal Ulster Constabulary were able to continue their police careers and suffered no such loss. Compensation allowances are paid to them on retirement but their pensions, which are calculated on total service in both forces, are abated by the Government of Northern Ireland by an equivalent sum.