§ MR. McKILLOP (Armagh, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state whether Sergeant Long, Royal Irish Constabulary, recently appointed to Loughgall, county Armagh, was appointed to this district on his own application, or whether he was transferred by order of the Inspector-General; and whether this sergeant, while stationed at Poyntzpass, was repeatedly reported for the manner in which he discharged his duties.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Inspector-General informs me that he transferred Sergeant Long to Loughgall upon the recommendation of the county inspector and not upon the sergeant's own application. The only complaint made against the sergeant while he was stationed at Poyntzpass was one contained in an anonymous letter, which was found on inquiry to be without, foundation.