§ MR. TULLY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of 951 Ireland whether he can state the number of extra police employed during the last twelve months in the unions of Boyle and Castlerea respectively, and the cost of these extra policemen; where it is proposed to be charged; and when will the service of this extra force be dispensed with in these unions.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
No extra force has been stationed in the Boyle Union during the period mentioned. Eighteen men of the extra force are chargeable to the district in the neighbourhood of Frenchpark, in the Castlerea Unions in respect of the period to September last. This extra force has since been augmented by nineteen men. The charge for the eighteen men will be at the rate of £620 per annum. The nineteen additional men will entail a further cost at the rate of £654 per annum. The extra forces will be dispensed with when the services of the men are no longer required.