§ MR. CONOR O'KELLY
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the rule that limits the duration of service of a district inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary in a particular district to five years is to be observed in the case of Mr. Thomas Lowndes, of Ballinarobe.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The hon. Member is under a misapprehension There is no rule to the effect mentioned. I am informed that Mr. Lowndes is one of many district inspectors who have served for upwards of five years in their present districts, and whom the inspector general has no intention of removing at present. District inspectors are transferred according to the exigencies of the service.