Royal Irish Constabulary (Disbandment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thompson Donald Mr Thompson Donald , Belfast Victoria

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asked the Chief Secretary the conditions of disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary; and whether the conditions of disbandment will prevent any man from enlisting in the new force or entering the employment of either Government?

Photo of Mr Hamar Greenwood Mr Hamar Greenwood , Sunderland

The conditions of disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary provide that every man shall receive the pension corresponding to his actual service, with an addition to that service of 12 years, or 10 years if his pension be computed on a basis of fiftieths. This pension will be liable to suspension during the period of the pensioner's service in any other police force. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.