§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Will he give a copy, or state the substance of the Report made by Superintendent Smith, of the F Division, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Kingstown, to the Commissioner of Police, in the action of "Smyth v. Madden and Constable Curry" for slander and false arrest, heard before the Hon. Recorder of Dublin, at the Quarter Sessions, Kingstown, on April April 15, 1887?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
It has been the practice to regard Departmental Reports throughout the Public Service as confidential documents. I cannot, therefore, undertake to adopt the course suggested.