§ MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the total force of the Royal Irish Constabulary for the County 340 Westmeath; how many men are doing duty there at present; and how many extra men are still chargeable to the county?
§ MR. JACKSON
The total authorised force of the County Westmeath is 289 men, consisting of 266 free quota and 23 extra force, the latter being appointed on the requisition of the magistrates. There are at present serving in the county 278 men, who, in calculating the charge against the county, would be apportioned free quota 256, and extra force 22.