HC Deb 23 July 1908 vol 193 cc307-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Constable Hugh Martin, who was transferred from Lisburn Road Barracks, Belfast, on 5th August, 1907, on the ground that he attended an unauthorised meeting in Musgrave Street on 27th July, 1907, was on that date on the sick-list and unable to leave his home; and, in view of this fact and that Constable Martin has witnesses to prove his innocence, he will cause a sworn inquiry to be held in this case.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Inspector-General, Royal Irish Constabulary, informs me that he was completely satisfied, upon the testimony of senior members of the force, that Constable Martin, was present at the unauthorised meeting referred to. It is not intended to reopen, by sworn inquiry or otherwise, a case which was disposed of nearly a year ago.