§ MR. HEALY
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether it is the fact that, on the 25th of March, a large number of policemen were drafted into South Wicklow to suppress an alleged Land League hunt; and, whether there was no such hunt as was apprehended, at whose instance the police were called in, what the amount of expense was, and by whom this expense will be borne?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
, in reply, said, it was not a fact that any police were drafted into Wicklow on the occasion to which the Question referred. The Government received information that Land League hunts were to take place near Kilbride on the 25th March, and a force of Constabulary was sent to the place to prevent them; but, inasmuch as it was made up from the county force, it would involve no extra expense to the County Wicklow.