HC Deb 03 March 1902 vol 104 cc183-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been directed to a letter recently addressed to him by Mr. Tottenham, of Glenade, Co. Leitrim, protesting against the extra taxation about to be imposed on the people of Glenade by the introduction of extra police; is he aware that the Ballyshannon Rural District Council and the Leitrim County Council have recently passed Resolutions against the imposition of extra police on Glenade; will he inform the House of the number and character of crimes committed in Glenade during the past nine years; and will he have the extra police withdrawn.


Representations have been made, as stated, against the employment of an additional force of constabulary in this district, a moiety of the expenses of which will be charged to the locality. The force was sent for the protection of individuals who are subjected to intimidation, and for the preservation of the public peace. It will be withdrawn when no longer required. I am making inquiry as to the number of outrages committed in the district during the period mentioned.