§ MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the peaceable condition of the district, he will abolish the police hut at Maam Cross Roads, Connemara, occupied by a sergeant and four policemen, which was established there in 1882 when the the country was in a disturbed condition?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND (Mr. GERALD W. BALFOUR,) Leeds Central
The hut at Maam Cross was established in 1891 as an ordinary police station, and not for special protection purposes. It is the only police station on the direct road between Oughterarde and Clifden, a distance of 32 miles, and in the opinion of the responsible authorities, there are no sufficient grounds for disestablishing it.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I have not the facts. If the honourable Member wishes further information, perhaps he will put down a Question.
§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
What is the cost for extra police to the country in connection with this hut?