§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, East)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland can he state approximately the public cost entailed by each visit of the street preachers to Queenstown; and whether any portion of the expenditure falls upon the local rates?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
There have been occasional visits of the street preachers to Queenstown since June of last year, and the total cost entailed by the employment of additional police in preserving the public peace, consequent upon the visits, amounts to £34. No portion of this expenditure falls upon the local rates.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
Is the right honourable Gentleman aware that taxes are paid by both Protestants and Catholics in Ireland, and—