§ MR. BOWEN ROWLANDS (Cardiganshire)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to the authorities of what counties and county boroughs the Chief Constable of Cardiganshire applied for additional police assistance for the tithe distraints at Penbryn; and whether such applications were made after the information as to the intention of the peasants was supplied to him by the Superintendent of Police on March 16th?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
The Chief Constable of Cardiganshire informs me with regard to tithe distraints at Penbryn that after receipt of the information supplied to him by the Superintendent of Police he telegraphed for assistance to the Chief Constable of Carmarthenshire, some of whose constables were with him on the 19th ult., when the conduct of the people was so threatening that he telegraphed on the night of the 19th to the Chief Constable of Glamorganshire for more constables.
§ MR. T. E. ELLIS (Merionethshire)
Were there any applications made for additional police assistance before the 19th?