§ Mr. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he seen a report of the last Land Sessions in Kenmare; is he aware that the county cess of Kerry amounts to 4s. in the £1, and that the extra police force in the county is the cause of the high county cess; and whether he will consider whether this extra police force is now necessary?
§ MR. MADDEN
I am informed that, according to the Presentment Book for last Assizes, the county cess of Kerry averages 4s. 3d. in the £1. The portion for the police tax is about 9d. in the £1. The authorities responsible for the preservation of the peace of this county are unable at present to recommend any reduction in the number of the extra force serving there, but they hope to be in a position to do so within the next two or three months.