HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c584

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, On whose recommendation a party of marines, in addition to the ordinary police, is stationed at Aughrim and Kilconnell, county Galway; whether the extra pay or expenses of soldiers or marines is ever levied off a district where the constables in charge of the stations have ever had to report an agrarian outrage to person or property; and, whether he will consider the advisability of restricting as much as possible the use of soldiers or marines?


There are four soldiers at each of the places named in the Question of the hon. Member on duty in aid of the civil power. They are employed there on the application of the special Resident Magistrate. The pay and expenses of soldiers or Marines specially employed on such duty is borne by the Army Votes. Soldiers and Marines will be replaced by Constabulary as soon as the requisite number can be obtained. A Supplementary Estimate has been introduced with this object.