§ MR. FLYNN (Cork County, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Police Constable Lett, who summoned a civilian at Kanturk Petty Sessions on the 16th instant for the offence of riding a bicycle on the footpath near the town, admitted in Court that he himself had committed a similar offence a short time previously; and, if so, will he state what notice will the constabulary authorities take of the policeman's conduct.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The facts are correctly stated. The constable gave an explanation of his action to the magistrates, who accepted it as satisfactory. The Inspector-General, under the circumstances, does not propose to take official notice of the constable's conduct on the present occasion.