HC Deb 11 July 1879 vol 248 c161

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If it is the ease that the town inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary at Belfast has recently been suffering from serious pulmonary disease, and that he has latterly been obliged to absent himself from his duties for a considerable period; whether it is true that he has been in active service for forty-seven years; and, having regard to these circumstances, how much longer is it intended to ask him to continue to occupy the office of town inspector?


Sir, I have received a Report from the gentleman referred to, which will, no doubt, give the hon. Member satisfaction. It is not a fact that he was suffering from pulmonary disease or any other complaint. He informs me that he never was Setter. He was absent on urgent private affairs. There is no intention to interfere with his office.