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Royal Irish Constabulary.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 25th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Barker Mr George Barker , Abertillery

11.

asked the Chief Secretary the number of officers and the number of constables of the Royal Irish Constabulary to be disbanded under the Constabulary (Ireland) Bill; the number of officers and constables under one year's service and the number under two and under three years' service who will be disbanded; and the annual amount of compensation to be paid to the officer or constable in each period?

Photo of Mr Hamar Greenwood Mr Hamar Greenwood , Sunderland

The reply is a detailed one, and, with the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

About 300 officers and about 12,300 non-commissioned officers and men will be disbanded and will receive compensation allowances under the Constabulary (Ireland) Bill.

There are approximately 25 officers under one year's service, 50 under two years' service, and 22 under three years' service. There are approximately 2,000 men under one year's service, 3,500 under two years' service, and 720 under three years' service. The minimum annual rate of compensation allowance for officers is as follows:

  • Under one year, £107;
  • One year to one and a-half years, £115 18s. 4d.;
  • One and a-half years to two and a-half years, £124 16s. 8d.;
  • Two and a-half years to three and a-half years, £133 15s.
  • In the case of constables it is as follows:
  • Under one year, £46 16s.;
  • One year to one and a-half years, £50 14s.
  • One and a-half years to two and a-half years, £54 12s.
  • Two and a-half years to three and a-half years, £58 10s.