§ MR. STACPOOLE
said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If any and what alterations are to be 236 made in the organization of the Constabulary Force of Ireland, and why the vacant cadetships have not been filled up?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
, in reply, said, that certain alterations, by no means of an essential character, but relating to minor points, had for some time been under consideration. There were questions between the Irish Government and the Treasury which were now on the point of being brought to a conclusion. He believed that what had called the attention of the hon. Member to the matter was that a certain number of vacancies had not been filled up. He could assure his hon. Friend, however, that there was no occasion for anxiety on the score of any public interests involved. All that had been done was by the recommendation of the Inspector General of Irish Constabulary.