HC Deb 28 February 1881 vol 258 c1845

asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, If his attention has been drawn to a claim made on behalf of the Royal Irish Constabulary authorities on the Corporation of Limerick for a sum of £99 12s. 2d. for extra police force drafted into Limerick before and during the late Parliamentary Election; whether he can state any circumstance which justified the imposition of such expense on the City; and, whether he will state at whose suggestion or on what information it was thought advisable to introduce so large and expensive an addition to the ordinary force into the City?


I have communicated with the Inspector General of Constabulary in reference to this Question, and find that the extra force referred to was drafted into Limerick on the requisition of the High Sheriff, and in accordance with the resolution of the mayor and magistrates at a special meeting called to take steps for increasing the police force during the election.