§ MR. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Head Constable Murray, of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who is stationed at Claremorris, County Mayo, has in his employment for the past five years a female servant of over 28 years; and, if this be so, is it a direct breach of the Constabulary Code which calls for official notice; whether the same charge was preferred against Head Constable Murray when Mr. Dobbyn was County Inspector for Mayo; and, if so, on what grounds was the matter allowed to drop; and, whether District Inspector Michael McGee, of Claremorris, is acquainted with the fact of this Head Constable being reported; and, if he is, why has he not dealt with Murray as the Rules of the Service direct him to do?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, in reply, said, the Inspector General of Constabulary reported that, as a matter of fact, it was not the case that Head Constable Murray had a female servant in his employment for the last five years; but he had for the past 18 months, with the sanction of his officer, a girl employed carrying water for his family. She did not reside in the barracks. No complaint on the subject was made either to the County Inspector or the District Inspector.