§ MR. DEASY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is true that, during Mr. French's suspension, a constable in the Kilcrea Police Barrack, county Cork, swore informations of a criminal assault against him; if so, why the said constable was 268 not examined at Mr. French's trial? Before the right hon. Gentleman answers this Question, I wish to say that the prefix "Mr." was introduced after I handed the draft to the Clerk at the Table. I wish to know now whether it is irregular or out of Order to omit the prefix "Mr." from the name of a man who was twice tried for an abominable offence, and who is now awaiting trial on the same charge?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER)
It is not correct to say that informations were sworn by any constable as alleged. That is a sufficient answer to the last paragraph of the Question; but I may say that if such an information had been sworn it would not be evidence.
§ MR. SPEAKER
I do not see that any question of Order would arise in adding the prefix "Mr.," or in omitting it.