asked the Chief Secretary if he received early in April a complaint from Mr. Galway-Foley, a retired county inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, of the manner in which he had been treated by Sir Neville Chamberlain, inspector general; whether he has inquired into the charges made, and, if so, how and when; and, if not, whether he "will now do so or cause an independent inquiry to be held?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I received a complaint of the nature indicated from Mr. Galway-Foley, a county inspector, who has been retired from the Royal Irish Constabulary in circumstances precisely similar to those in which many county inspectors have been retired. He is over sixty years of age and had attained the maximum pension. His retention in the force would have had the effect of blocking the promotion of junior officers. Having fully considered the statements of Mr. Galway-Foley, and having made all necessary inquiries, I am satisfied that he was not subjected to any unfair or exceptional treatment either on retirement or while serving in the force. I see no reason for any further inquiry.