§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, any report has been made by the police officer of Gorey district to the Police Authorities in Dublin Castle against Police Sergeant Jervis, of Gorey, for drunkenness in the public streets in January last; if so, what action has been taken by the authorities in reference to the charge; and also, if he is aware that a police constable from Courtown, County Wexford, recently left with Mr. William Bolyer, tailor, of Gorey, material for a suit of plain clothes, for which he was measured; whether, subsequently, this constable was ordered by Head Constable M'Cormack, his superior officer, to cancel the order and take away the stuff; and, if so, what was the reason for the head constable giving such an order; and whether the sub-constable has cancelled the contract?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am sorry I must ask the hon. Baronet to defer his questions, as I have not been able to get the information.