§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that a police inquiry was held in Newmarket, County Cork, on the 2nd and 3rd of May last, at which Constable Oldfield was accused of not saluting Mr. Langley, J.P., and local bank manager, and Mrs. Langley; what was the nature of the evidence for the prosecution; what was the result of the inquiry; if he can state the approximate cost of this inquiry, which lasted two days, and which necessitated the presence of District Inspector Meehan of Charleville and Inspector Lanyon of Mallow; and, if Mr. Langley would be required to defray all or any portion of the expense of the proceedings in the event of the charge not being sustained?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Inspector General reports that it is the case that the local Justice of the Peace referred to charged the constable with treating him with disrespect. The constable was acquitted. The approximate cost was something over £3. It will be a departmental charge.