HC Deb 01 May 1894 vol 24 c30

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the number and annual cost of extra police in Queen's County in connection with the Luggacurren Estate; what has been the total expenditure on extra police in connection with this estate since November, 1886; and what is the amount of rent paid for the temporary barracks at Luggacurren and Coolglass?


The Inspector General informs mo that any extra duties in connection with protection on the Luggacurren estate have been performed by men of the ordinary free force of the county. The number of men so employed has varied from five to 27, and the total cost to March 31 last (assuming the men performed no other duty) amounts to.£4,125. The cost incurred by the employment of detachments on occasions of evictions on the estate amounts to £680. The rent paid for the temporary barracks at Luggacurren and Coolglass amounts at the present date to £99.

MR. SEXTON (Kerry, N.)

Can the right hon. Gentleman now inform the House when he will lay on the Table a Return of the cost to the Imperial executive of proceedings since 1879 on the estates referred to in the Report of the Mathew Commission?


; The Return will be laid as soon as possible.

MR. BODKIN (Roscommon, S.)

Am I to understand £99 is the annual rental for the temporary barracks?


No; I am told it is the amount paid up to the present date. I should say it was the gross total.