§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state under what circumstances a young man named John O'Donnell, residing near Westport, was refused admission as a recruit to the Royal Irish Constabulary; what was the nature of the application of him and his father; and what was the report of the medical officer who examined him.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM, Dover)
Owing to the popularity of the Royal Irish Constabulary the number of candidates for admission to the Force is always largely in excess of the vacancies. I cannot undertake to trace individuals from among the large number who are necessarily disappointed.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
If the hon. Member wishes to urge that the man was improperly refused, and in such a way as to prejudice his future, I may say at once I think it is a matter with which I can deal.