HC Deb 19 June 1890 vol 345 cc1336-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, at the eviction of a tailor, named John Battle, from a cabin in Ardnaree, a suburb of Ballina, by Sir Charles Knox Gore, there were drafted into the town from outlying stations detachments of police to aid those stationed in the two police barracks in the town; whether the police so drafted in are to be paid an allowance of 3s. 6d. per day, in addition to their ordinary pay, which shall be charged on the ratepayers of the district; whether, in consequence of the roof of the cabin having partially fallen in, the tenant had already left the place, or was preparing to do so; and whether, under the circumstances, this large police force was required?


Police were employed for the protection of the officers who were executing the law, and they were paid 1s. or 1s. 6d. each in addition to their ordinary pay. None of it will be chargeable on the ratepayers of the district. The roof of John Battle's house had not fallen in, and the tenant had not left the place.