HC Deb 21 February 1902 vol 103 c723

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether instructions have been issued to the Royal Irish Constabulary, directing them to furnish beforehand, if so requested, to the solicitors who represent county or rural district councils, a statement of the evidence to which they can depose at the hearing of claims for alleged malicious injuries.


In every case in which a claim is made for compensation for an injury alleged to be malicious, the police have, since October last, received instructions to forward to the Secretary to the District or County Council concerned, as well as to the applicant, a short statement of the occurrence. This statement is to be a record of the facts apparent on the scene when visited, and is not to embody any inferences drawn from, or suspicions excited by, such apparent facts.