§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say why Head Constable Megarry was transferred from the depot store; what was the nature of the irregularities carried on at the depot store prior to Megarry's transference; was an official inquiry held; and, if so, who comprised the court, and what was their decision.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Head Constable Megarry was transferred from the depot store to a country station upon his own application, made in consequence of his wife's ill-health. No irregularities took place at the depot prior to the transfer, and consequently no official inquiry was held. The Inspector-General informs me that this officer gave entire satisfaction during several years' service at the depot, and it is, I think, a matter for regret that the imputation conveyed in the Question should have been made.