§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked how it is that Constable Napier, of the Longford police station, has been advanced to the rank of acting sergeant, although only fifth in the list for promotion; whether the four other officers passed over are Roman Catholics; and, if so, will an inquiry be made into the influences used to get Constable Napier his undue promotion?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
Constable Napier was promoted because he was believed to be the most eligible of the men recommended. I must decline to discuss the grounds of that decision.