HC Deb 12 June 1902 vol 109 cc508-9
MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the number of police doing duty under ordinary circumstances on what are called the associated estates in the west of Ireland, the number employed at the present date, the cost under ordinary circumstances, and the cost of the added force; and whether the district has to pay for the extra men now employed.


The normal establishment of police in the area mentioned consists of thirty-nine men, whose cost would be about £260 per month. Owing to the agitation against the payment of rent on the De Freyne and Murphy Estates, and the necessity for affording protection to the sheriff's officers and other persons in the pursuit of their lawful avocations, as well as to tenants who have left the combination, the normal force has been largely increased, and there are at present eighty-three Police employed. Of the added force, twenty-two have been supplied from the country and their cost will be defrayed from the Constabulary Vote. One-half of the cost of the remaining twenty-two men, amounting to £63 3s. 7d. per month, is recoverable from local rates.

MR. DELANY (Queen's Co., Ossory)

By what authority do the police assist bum bailiff's and rent warners to collect back rents in Ireland?

[No answer was returned.]