HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 c240

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Constables M'Carry and Brady, of the Whitegate Police Station, county Cork, have often, when returning from shooting excursions, left a fowling piece at the house of a Mrs. Shaw; whether a man named Williams got a licence under the Arms Act to have and carry arms for his own protection; whether the said constables have frequently used Williams's gun for sporting purposes; whether they have more than once taken it to the forge of a blacksmith named Walsh; whether, if the above allegations be true, he will order Williams's licence to be cancelled; and, can he explain on what information he gave the answer to a Question on the same subject on 17th instant?


My former reply was based on a Report from the local Constabulary officer, who had carefully investigated the matter, and has again done so now, without arriving at any different conclusion from those already stated. According to my information, the constables did not act in the manner mentioned in this Question, and there is no sufficient ground for revoking Williams's licence.