§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Portarlington, with over 2,000 inhabitants, contains two police barracks with a force consisting of three sergeants and twelve constables;; and will he state the number of town-lands allotted to each barrack, and the total cost of policing Portarlington district, including rent, fuel and light, allowances, extras, and pay.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The duties of the police at Portarlington are not confined to that place, but extend over two sub-districts comprising thirty-four townlands which are patrolled day and night. Two sergeants and nine constables are stationed at Portarlington at a total annual cost of £900, no portion of which is recovered from local rates.