§ MR. H. CAMPBELL (Fermanagh, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Sergeant John Thomas Magee, R.I.C., of Ballynafeigh, Belfast, has been promoted to the rank of Head Constable; was he on several occasions convicted of drunkenness; did he, while under cross-examination, admit that he had been four times convicted of drunkenness; and, how many convictions are recorded against him since he joined the Constabulary?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said, Sergeant Magee had not yet been promoted, but he had passed the necessary examination. It was quite true that during his constabulary career Sergeant Magee had been fined four times for drunkenness. The last occasion was as far back as 17 years ago. This, with the exception of two minor offences, which, by the Constabulary Regulations, did not count as records, were the only convictions against the man.