HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 cc490-1
MR. CLANCY (Dublin County, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Chief Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police has issued an order stating that there has been a tendency amongst the sergeants of police to avoid making cases against licensed traders in the metropolitan area; if, in order to draw attention to their failure in this respect, the responsibility was thrown upon the † See (4)Debates, civ., 365. shoulders of the inspectors of police; if the inspectors were told that it was necessary that cases should be made; and, if this order was not issued by the Chief Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner, whether the Chief Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner gave authority to any of their subordinates to issue such an order; and whether an order in this sense has been issued.


The Chief Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police informs me that neither he nor the Assistant Commissioner has issued any such circular as is referred to, nor has authority been given to any subordinate to issue such circular. The Chief Commissioner has no knowledge that any subordinate officer of the force has in fact issued such a circular, but he is making inquiries into the matter.