§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the grand jury of the Queen's County were, on Friday last, asked to make a presentment of £112 15s. 2d. as a charge upon the county on account of extra police sent into the county on some thirteen occasions during the previous half-year; whether the county inspector, on the occasion in question, admitted that the Constabulary Force in the county was seventeen men short of the quota; and, whether, inasmuch as the Act 29 and 30 Vic. c. 103, sec. 14, provides that a moiety of the costs of extra police shall be charged upon a county only when the fixed quota of men shall be increased, he will cause the demand for the sum mentioned to be withdrawn?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, he had not yet been able to get the information to enable him to answer the first portion of the Question. The second 997 portion of the Question was based upon a misapprehension. By law the sending of police into any other county than the one they belonged to should be paid for by the county into which they were sent.