§ MR. JOHNSTON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, At whose instigation the large extra force of police was brought to Belfast, on the occasion of the recent visit of Lord Randolph Churchill; and, from what fund the expense incurred will be defrayed?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY)
The extra force of police was sent to Belfast on the occasion referred to on the recommenda- 1536 tion of the Mayor, the resident magistrates, the divisional magistrate, and the town inspector. In regard to the second paragraph of the Question, I have to say that it is usual to charge the moiety of the extra force on the locality. I am informed that it is the custom to abrogate that rule in the cases of Royal and Vice-regal visits; but this was not a visit of that character.