HC Deb 09 August 1904 vol 139 c1556
SIR JOHN COLOMB (Great Yarmouth)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consider the expediency of issuing a notice that representations affecting the conduct or character of individual members of the Royal Irish Constabulary will only be considered by the Chief Secretary's Department if they have been made through the Constabulary Office, where they will be treated in all cases as public documents and be reported upon as such.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The step suggested by my right hon. and gallant friend is, I think, unnecessary. All uch representations are considered by the Inspector-General as head of the force. If, as sometimes happens, representations are made to the Chief Secretary's Department they are referred to the Inspector-General who treats them as public documents and reports upon them as such.