HC Deb 21 March 1898 vol 55 cc378-9
MR. C. J. ENGLEDEW (Kildare, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what reduction has been made in the number of officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the last 12 months, and what saving will be effected in the expenditure of that Department; whether the Government intend to devote the amount thus saved to some special work for the benefit of the Irish people; and whether he would set aside a small portion of that amount towards the cost of rebuilding the houses of the Clongery evicted tenants?


The reduction in numbers during the past year has been four officers, 12 head constables, and 467 men, and the total saving effected amounts to £22,006 per annum. The answer to the second and third paragraphs is in the negative.