§ MR. GILL (Louth, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, How many times was Acting Sergeant James Dawson, R.I.C., Dundalk, punished or fined during his service in the Force; what is his length of service; and, on what ground has he been recently promoted?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
Acting Sergeant Dawson is, I find, a most respectable man, promoted in December last on the recommendation of his officers. It would be unfair to him, and could clearly serve no public object, to search through the records of 12½ years' service in order to rake up any cases, if such there be, in which he was guilty of any infraction of the Rules of the Force.