HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 c153W
Sir D. Campbell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the amount of compensation paid to those owners of firearms, which had been handed to the Royal Irish Constabulary during the unsettled period immediately after the 1914–18 war, to whom such arms were not returned.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Remaining records indicate that compensation amounting to nearly £14,000 was paid from the United Kingdom Exchequer in respect of surrender of, loss of or damage to firearms, ammunition, etc.