§ MR. GILL (Louth, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will state the specific charge on which Constable Gahan, stationed at Coockstown, County Tyrone, was dismissed from the Royal Irish Constabulary?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, he must refer the hon. Member to his reply to a somewhat similar Question put by the hon. Member for East Tyrone (Mr. Reynolds) on Tuesday last, and to which he had nothing to add.
§ MR. GILL
asked, was it not the fact that this constable had seven years' service, and that there had never been a charge preferred against him? He (Mr. Gill) wish to know whether it was possible for the Royal Irish Constabulary to dismiss a man of good character and unblemished record without making any specific charge against him?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said, the hon. Member had laid down a general proposition, whereas each case rested upon its merits.