§ MR. DANE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a strong feeling exists in the district relative to 943 the removal of the police station at Ederney, in county Fermanagh, which has been given expression to by the inhabitants in public meeting assembled, and by the district bench of magistrates; and whether, it being the opinion of the magistrates that the removal of the police from the station will endanger the peace of the district, the Irish Government will reconsider the question of their removal?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I believe the facts are as stated in the first paragraph. The removal of a police station is almost invariably objected to by the inhabitants of a district. With regard to the second paragraph, the local constabulary authorities responsible for the peace of the district are of opinion that it can be effectively supervised from the surrounding police stations, one of which is less than three miles distant from Ederney, and there do not appear to me to be sufficient grounds for altering the decision already arrived at.