§ MR. T. M. HEALY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the explanation of the removal of the head quarters of the Royal Irish Constabulary for Antrim from Ballymena to Lisburn, and upon whose application was it done?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The removal of, the head quarters of the Royal Irish Constabulary of the County Antrim from Ballymena to Lisburn has been for some time under consideration, and has been decided upon in the public interest. Next to Belfast, Lisburn is now the largest and most important town in the county; its population has within a few years largely increased. It is close to the Assize town where all the county Officers reside, and possesses the require 1027 ments necessary for the accommodation of the force. The charge is being made on the recommendation of the inspector general.