§ MR. KILBRIDE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state how many police constables have been stationed in Rasharkin, county Antrim, 194 since Sergeant Long's appointment to that station; how many applied for transfers; and how many of those who applied for transfers were Catholics.
§ MR. ATKINSON (for Mr. WYXDHAM)
Sergeant Long has been six years at this station. Sixteen constables have been at the station in that period. Of these seven, all of whom were Catholics, applied for transfers to other stations. Three of them wished to be near their native places, one was transferred for the benefit of his health, and two wished to go to better stations.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what particular disease this constable was suffering from that made him wish to be transferred?