HC Deb 12 March 1883 vol 277 c191

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, When the result of the labours of the Commission appointed to inquire into the grievances complained of by the Royal Irish Constabulary will be made known?


The recommendations of the Commission have long been known to the Government, and have been already fully considered by them; but the evidence given before the Commission, which is very voluminous, is not yet completely before the Government. Every effort is being made to hasten its production, and as soon as it is received no time will be lost in coming to and announcing a decision. A communication in this sense has already been made to the Force.


In what way has the communication been made to the Force?


If I recollect aright, a letter was addressed to Colonel Bruce, and I fancy it was made known to the Force by the Inspector General.