I beg to move the motion on the Orders of the Day:—
That for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make provision for the better administration of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and for that and other purposes to amend the law relating to the said Police, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys to be provided by the Oireachtas of any expenses incurred under such Acts by reason of the alteration of the conditions of certification prescribed by Section 3 of the Superannuation and Pensions Act, 1923 (No. 34 of 1923).
The reference at the end of the motion to the change in the conditions of certification prescribed by Section 3 of the Superannuation and Pensions Act, 1923, arises from the fact that certain ex-members of the D.M.P. who would have been entitled to reinstatement were in the National Army last year, and failed within the statutory time to produce the evidence to secure reinstatement. The wording of the Act was that they should be reinstated in the force after the 6th day of December, 1921, and not later than three months after the passing of the Act. The Act was passed in August, 1923. They are now given a further period of three months for reinstatement. I think there are only five or six men altogether involved.