§ MR. CRILLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what were the special reasons, if any, which existed for sanctioning the new police station, recently established at Elly Bay Coastguard Station, Belmullet; whether the new station is meant to be permanent or temporary; and how many police have been drafted to Elly Bay.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The police-station referred to, consisting at present of four men, was formed in December last for the better protection of life and property in this district. The station will remain at Elly Bay so long as it is considered necessary by the authorities responsible for the peace of the locality.