§ MR. COX (Clare, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If during the Recess he instituted the personal inquiry and examination of the case of District Inspector Tilly which he promised at the close of the last Session; and, if so, with what result?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
Yes; I have inquired into this matter, and I had a personal interview, of some length, with Mr. Tilly. I satisfied myself that the objection which prevented his promotion—namely, a very serious impediment in his speech, was only too well founded. But Mr. Tilly is a good officer, and it is my intention to bear him in mind and to find employment for him, in which that defect will not impede his usefulness.