§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are two constables, named Jarvis and Shaw, in the employment of the British Government; and, if so, of what force are they members; whether it is the fact that they were employed by the Times for the purpose of procuring evidence or the attendance of Sheridan or other witnesses before the Special Commission; whether, if so employed, they were at Kansas City during the month of December, 1888; and whether they, or either of them, were at any time in communication with Sheridan?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
Jarvis and Shaw are inspectors in the Metropolitan Police Force. It is not the fact that they were employed at any time, directly or indirectly, by or for the Times, in procuring evidence or the attendance of any witnesses. The answer to my hon. Friend's remaining questions is in the negative.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
May I ask whether until the question of the hon. Member appeared on the Paper anyone ever suggested that Jarvis and Shaw wore so employed?