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Royal Irish Constabulary

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether some 30 men of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Mechanical Transport, whose contracts for 12 months' service expired on or shortly after 8th December, 1921, were provisionally re-engaged for a further period; whether this extension was subsequently terminated; what payment in lieu of notice did these men receive; and was the day on which they travelled home reckoned for a day's pay?

It was decided on the 6th October, 1921, to discontinue the grant of second contracts for a further year's service to temporary constables in the Royal Irish Constabulary. After that date it was open to such temporary constables, on the completion of their first

Period.Persons of 18 years of age and upwards.Persons of 12–17 years of age.Children under 12.Total.
April—December, 1912135,215113,6248,9398,20660,975326,959
Year 1913166,848131,33911,6909,76769,750389,394
Year 191485,88881,0216,5655,38836,031214,893
Year 1919*47,147*73,08026,108146,935
Year 1920106,911117,4688,0717,93144,721285,102
Year 192173,20581,5226,2576,03232,461199,477
January—September, 1922*55,635*51,62319,116126,374
April—December, 191229,46819,5654725179,65959,681
Year 191342,85126,98477099414,11085,709
Year 191452,88132,3369391,01617,290104,462
Year 1919*34,485*36,71321,82593,023
Year 192031,69533,5651,2891,56017,94686,055
Year 192128,79227,3231,1531,28312,81671,367
January—September, 1922*20,41524,15310,22654,794
* Persons of 12 years and upwards. Separate particulars of migrants of 12–17 years of age were not compiled for the year 1919 and are not yet available for the current year.
NOTE.—Information distinguishing migrants from other passengers was uot furnished prior to 1st April, 1912.

year's contract, to remain on in the force first on a monthly and subsequently on a weekly basis. A bounty of £25 was paid on the completion of the first year's service, and in cases where men elected to remain in the force on monthly or weekly contracts, a further bounty was paid on disbandment of £10, or so much of the bounty of £25 as might have accrued, whichever was the greater. They were discharged at the place of dispersal in Ireland, but were given free warrants to their homes.