§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will explain on what grounds a Roman Catholic constable of 1218 the Royal Irish Constabulary was substituted for a Protestant constable in Ballynahinch in January last, who recommended the transfer, and was the county inspectorship temporarily vacant at the time.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The transfer was recommended and carried out by the acting county inspector in the interests of the public service. There are now three Protestants and two Roman Catholic constables at this station.