§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland—(1) whether he is aware that Judge Gibson was on Friday last at Monaghan presented with white gloves by the High Sheriff of the county on account of there being no criminal cases to be tried at the Assizes; (2) whether he is aware that County Monaghan was the only Ulster county without criminal cases at the late Winter Assizes, and that the County Court Judge of Monaghan was presented with white gloves at Castleblaney in January last owing to the crimeless state of the district; and (3) whether under these circumstances, he will have the police hut at Dromod, South Monaghan, removed?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The facts are correctly stated in the first and second paragraphs. As to the third paragraph, I have more than once explained to the hon. Member the circumstances which necessitated the establishment of this police station, and I have only to add that there is no intention at present to remove it. No charge to the locality is entailed by the maintenance of this station.