§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, at what time and in what place the inquiry was held into the charge made by a man named Hugh M'Cabe against the constabulary of Drum, county Monaghan; how many witnesses were examined, and was the inquiry conducted on oath; and what was the name of the officer who presided at the inquiry?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The charge referred to was made to the Inspector General in March, and was at once inquired into. No investigation on oath was made, or called for, inasmuch as the personal inquiries, conducted by the District Inspector, clearly showed that the charge was preferred in a spirit of vindictiveness, and was without foundation.