§ MR. SLOAN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Joseph Little, late gate-constable of Phoenix Park, Dublin, was dismissed on the 7th May last without any intimation other than a letter he received on 29th April giving him one week's notice to leave the service, and that this man asked for an opportunity to answer any charges preferred against him; and, if so, will he explain why his request was refused.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
Yes, Sir. The Commissioners of Public Works, who are responsible for discipline in their own Department, were not satisfied with this constable, and as he had already been admonished without effect, they decided to give him notice to leave. They saw no advantage in according him the interview which he requested. I cannot interfere with the discretion of the Commissioners in such matters.