HC Deb 16 June 1884 vol 289 cc409-10

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will furnish a Return showing the numbers of each religious denomination in the several grades of the Constabulary in Belfast?


I must refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on the 15th of last month to a Question of a similar character asked by the hon. Member for Longford (Mr. Justin M'Carthy). I then stated that, for the reasons which I fully explained, I must respectfully decline to answer Questions from any quarter of the House relating to the religion of the Constabulary in any particular town or district.