§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the case of James Foley, late sergeant of the P Division, Metropolitan Police, has been brought to his notice; and, if not, whether he will make inquiry as to this mail having been reduced to a constable, after 11 years' service as a sergeant and 20 years' total service in the force, upon evidence alleged to be of a doubtful and conflicting nature which the accused was not given the opportunity of refuting?
§ MR. COLLINGS
The case referred to was fully investigated by the Commissioner of Police personally, and was adjourned in order to enable Foley to adduce evidence on his own behalf, which he failed to do. The Secretary of State sees no ground whatever for questioning the decision of the Commissioner.