HC Deb 30 August 1880 vol 256 c654

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will have any objection to place upon the Table of the House Copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Royal Irish Constabulary, a copy of which is supplied to every County Sub-Inspector of Royal Irish Constabulary?


I believe a similar Question has been often asked in former years, and the Answer has been that the book, which contains detailed directions with regard to the duties of the police, is of such a technical and confidential nature that it renders its publication objectionable—in fact, would render the discharge of their duty at times more difficult.