§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether, seeing that Section 494 of the Code of Regulations 1135 for the Royal Irish Constabulary states that communications or decisions of the Inspector General sent to county inspectors are to be forwarded in original to the district inspectors whom they may concern, and when the communication affects any head or other constable, a copy thereof is to be sent to the person in charge of the station that it may be read by all concerned, the complete correspondence will in future be sent to the station of each head and other constable concerned, that he may have an opportunity of seeing all that has been alleged and written against him?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The statement of the Rule as set forth in the question omits to mention that the communications referred to are to be forwarded to District Inspectors "unless otherwise directed or marked confidential." The Inspector General informs me that in the interests of discipline he cannot recommend any change to be made in the rule.