§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I be£ to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he could state to the House what is the annual amount received by the Government in aid of the Dublin police from the pawnbrokers' tax and the hackney carriage tax; what is the annual contribution to the Royal Irish Constabulary in Belfast and Derry; and does any other district contribute to the police for the normal quota?
§ MR. ATKINSON
The amount contrimuted to the Dublin Metropolitan Police in the year ended 31st March last from the sources mentioned in the first paragraph, was £9,492:—namely, £5,723 on account of pawnbrokers' duty and £3,769 on account of carriage revenue. The estimated receipts from each source in previous years will be found in the annual estimates. In Belfast and Derry the contributions in aid of the expenses of the police are derived from local rates and amount roughly to about £15,500 per annum in the case of Belfast and to about £1,200 a year in the case of Derry. No other county or district at present contributes to the cost of the police in respect of the normal quota.