HC Deb 07 March 1889 vol 333 c1140

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer the cost incurred by this country on account of recent prosecutions at Ballyneety and Castleconnell, County Limerick, under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, particularizing the expenditure, as follows: the amount paid to special magistrates and police at the meetings in the first instance; the amount paid to the Law Officers who advised the prosecutions; the amount paid to policemen who came to London to serve the summonses; the amount paid to Resident Magistrates, Crown Counsel, shorthand writers, police, soldiers, and cavalry who attended the Courts until convictions were obtained?


The information asked for would require a vast amount of labour before it could be prepared, even if it could possibly be prepared. Under the circumstances I cannot give the hon. Member the information.


Then I will refer to the matter on the Estimates.