asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that recently disbanded officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary who were
1920–21 are not final, as further assessments for that year will still be made:—
ordered away from their stations, and were for some time kept away from their stations with a view to their disbandment, have been granted subsistence allowances at the rate of 11s. per night instead of the subsistence allowances authorised by the Allowances Order of 1920; under what authority this was done; and will he give directions that- the proper allowances should be made?
The rates of subsistence authorised by the Allowances Order are not payable at the place of concentration for disbandment, the place of concentration being regarded as the station of the officers and men so concentrated. In some cases, however, special rates of subsistence allowances were sanctioned for officers who, owing to insufficiency of accommodation in barracks, were compelled to provide their own sleeping and messing arrangement. These rates were 11s. per night for the first 30 nights and 6s. per night thereafter, with an additional 4s. per night as a separation allowance for married officers who were compelled to reside apart from their families. In the case of officers who were compelled to live in hotels in Cork, where the cost of living is for the moment exceptionally high. pending final concentration in Dublin, a rate of 15s. per night for the first 30 nights, in addition to separation allow- ante of 4s. per night for the first 14 nights, was sanctioned. The representative of the officers concerned has expressed their satisfaction with this arrangement.