HC Deb 17 March 1890 vol 342 cc985-6

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland what amount is at present chargeable on the North Riding of the County of Tipperary for maintenance of extra police; whether his attention has been called to the proceedings at the recent Spring Assizes at Nenagh, which go to show an entire absence of crime in the district, the presiding Judge having complimented the Grand Jury on the fact, and pointing out that there were only four cases of a trivial nature to go before them; and whether, under these circumstances, he will consider the propriety of relieving the ratepayers of the district from the charge for extra police?


The Constabulary authorities report that the amount charged for extra police in the North Riding was for the year ended September 30, 1889, the last completed account, £1,143 7s. 11d. The possibility of reducing the extra force in this county was very carefully considered last January; but the authorities could not then recommend its immediate reduction, but decided to again consider the question in a few months' time.