§ MR. T. J. FARRELL (Kerry, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what are the Constabulary regulations in connection with members of the police force who get married in the district in which they are stationed; and whether it is usual to allow constables to continue to do duty for lengthened periods in the districts in which they have family associations and connections.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
Members of the force, on becoming connected by marriage in the county in which they are stationed, are liable to transfer to another county. In some cases, however, where it is manifest that the interests of the public service would not suffer by a relaxation of the rule, it is not enforced.