§ MR. M'GOVERN (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that at a meeting of the County Council of county Cavan, held on the 1st instant, which included ten magistrates of the county, five of whom are extensive landlords, a resolution was unanimously adopted protesting against the action of the Government in proclaiming the county under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, and refusing to pay the cost of the extra police sent into the county, on the grounds that there was no necessity for the use of extra police as the county is in an almost crimeless condition; and, seeing that the action of the Irish Executive in proclaiming the county Cavan and sending extra police to Black Lion has been condemned by all classes in the county, will steps be taken to have the proclamation and extra police withdrawn.
§ MR. ATKINSON
A resolution to the effect mentioned has, I believe, been passed by this County Council, upon whom, however, the duty of preventing and punishing crime does not rest. I disagree with the hon. Member that the action of the executive is condemned by all classes in that county; on the contrary, it is, I believe, welcomed and approved of by many. The reply to the last inquiry is in the negative.