§ MR. O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether complaints have been made to the Inspector General of Constabulary by the Town Commissioners of Boyle, County Roscommon, of the conduct of Sub-Inspector Babbage, commanding the police in Boyle, in disobeying their Orders, and neglecting to aid them in maintaining good order in that town; and, whether, under the provisions of the 70th section of 17 & 18 Vict. c. 103, the police are bound to obey all proper and legal Orders issued by the Town Commissioners for the government and good order of the town?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
said, he would answer the Question on behalf of his right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary. He had heard from the Inspector General of Constabulary that a complaint was made to him in regard to the disobeying by the Constabulary of a particular order of the Boyle Town Commissioners; but though the Constabulary had directions to obey all proper and legal orders issued by the Town Commissioners, with regard to this particular order which they had not carried out there was a doubt as to its legality.