§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether he can state in detail the amount spent in connection with attempts to suppress the proclaimed branch of the National League at Meelin, in the County of Cork, including costs of various trials, drafting in of extra police, removal of prisoners to gaol, &c.? The hon. Gentleman also asked, Whether the hon. and learned Gentleman can state the costs incurred by the Crown in respect of various prosecutions, &c., connected with the Widow Dempsey's farm, situated near Loughrea, in County Gal-way?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
, in reply, said, he was making inquiries on the subject. The hon. Member must see that it would take some time to separate these expenses from the general expenses.
§ MR. DILLON
said, it would be desirable to have this information in time for the discussion of the Estimates. Would the hon. Gentleman give the amount of expenditure down to the present day?
§ MR. MADDEN
said, he could not promise to supply the details of expenditure down to the present, as it took some time to collect the information.