§ MR. LEWIS
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether an official inquiry into the alleged misconduct of Mr. Sub-Inspector Smith, of Moville, has recently been held; and, whether the result of that inquiry has been entirely favourable to that officer, and goes to prove that he has been attempted to be injured on account of the faithful performance of his duty in the preservation of la wand order, and in the suppression of illegal proceedings?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, the charges against Sub-Inspector Smith were contained in anonymous letters. He, however, courted the fullest inquiry with regard to them; and they were searchingly 938 investigated by a Court of Inquiry which was sitting with reference to the discipline of the station. By the finding of the Court Mr. Smith was exonerated in the fullest and most emphatic terms.