HC Deb 07 April 1892 vol 3 cc875-6
MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in asking for presentments for extra police for the various counties at the forthcoming Assizes, he will make allowance for the several hundred men which he has admitted the country is now short of the free quota?


I have had the opportunity of making further inquiries on the subject of the allocation of the Royal Irish Constabulary to counties, and I find that wherever it becomes necessary to appoint an extra force to a county, the practice is to forthwith fill up any vacancies in the free quota of that county, so as to give it its full normal establishment before it becomes liable to the charge for an extra force.