§ MR. LAFONE (Southwark, Bermondsey)
asked the Secretary of State for War, If the soldiers employed in suppressing the riots in Belfast have had extra pay granted to them; and, if not, will he consider the claims they undoubtedly have considering the arduous duties imposed upon them?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
The case of the soldiers engaged in suppressing the riots at Belfast has been considered. I am not, however, able to sanction the grant of extra pay; because, although the duty was a disagreeable one, it was part of the ordinary functions of a soldier in support of the civil power.
§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman, Whether he is aware that the police constables, whose ordinary duty it is far more than a soldier's to suppress disturbances of this kind, received an extra allowance of 3s. 6d. per day?