§ CAPTAIN CRAIG (Down, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consent to receive a deputation representative of the rank and file of the Royal Irish Constabulary before proceeding further with the Bill dealing with that force.
§ MR. BIRRELL
A member of the Royal Irish Constabulary has full liberty to make a representation through the proper official channel on any matter affecting his interests. I shall be glad to receive and consider any such representations, but I am not prepared to depart from the established practice by receiving a deputation.