I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has any further information to give the House regarding the loss of the Crown and other jewels from Dublin Castle; whether they have been returned, or does he know where they are; and can he state the nature of the offence for which Sir Arthur Vicars was dismissed his office.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I have no further information to give regarding the loss of the Crown jewels. They have not been returned, nor do I know where they are. Sir Arthur Vicars has been relieved of his office because he failed to exercise due vigilance and proper care as custodian of the Regalia of the Order of St. Patrick.