§ MR. MURPHY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of evicted farms in Kerry for which special police protection is necessary, the amount of the rent heretofore paid for these farms, and the cost of the police protection now afforded in connection with them.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The answer to the first query is 47. I have no official information as to the second query. There are no extra police in Kerry, and any expenses involved by the employment of men on protection duty are not, therefore, defrayed out of local rates. It is not practicable to state, with accuracy, the cost of the protection afforded, as the number of men employed s constantly changing.
§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
Is it a rule of the Irish Constabulary force for policemen to take evicted farms?