§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the fact that a Circular has been issued by the Inspector General of Constabulary in Ireland to the different police stations throughout the country calling on the men to subscribe funds to purchase a horse and jaunting car as a Jubilee offering to the Queen; whether the said Circular requires the sergeant 1217 in each station to note down the names of non-subscribers; and, whether, in that ease, he will consider the propriety of taking steps to protect the men who may not desire to subscribe from becoming marked men, and as such subject to injury, dismissal, or other unfair treatment? The hon. Member observed that he had received a letter from a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary complaining that he had been obliged to give.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETAR (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E)
I am quite unable to account for the hon. Member receiving such a letter, as no such Circular as that alluded to in the Question has been issued.