§ Mr. HORNER
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the delegates of the Royal Irish Constabulary from various parts of Ireland held a meeting at the Royal Irish Constabulary depô t, Phœ nix Park, to discuss matters concerning the position of the force under the Government of Ireland Bill; what was the nature of the claims put forward by them, and what proposals in reply were made to them by His Majesty's Government; whether the delegates met again on 26th November last; what statement they forwarded to the Government or the police authorities; and what reply His Majesty's Government propose to give to the demands of the delegates of the force?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The documents referred to are of a confidential nature. The correspondence has resulted in the Amendments which I have put down to Clause 37 and to the Fourth Schedule of the Bill.