§ MR. G. BROWNE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to relieve the Ratepayers of certain districts in the County of Mayo of the tax imposed upon them for maintaining an extra force of police?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTLNGTON
said, that in 1870 the disturbed state of the county of Mayo made it necessary to increase the number of the constabulary under the Constabulary Act, and also to establish special stations under the Peace Preservation Act. Since that time, however, he was happy to say that the condition of the county had improved; and if it continued to improve he hoped very shortly to be able to make some material reduction in the constabulary force in that county.