§ MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, of the fourteen police at present stationed in Millstreet, six are in receipt of lodging-out allowances; and whether, considering that the Millstreet Barracks, when occupied by the military, accommodated two officers and 100 men, he will explain why the expenditure of public moneys occasioned by this lodging-out system is allowed to continue; and whether, seeing that the Millstreet district 833 has for a considerable time shown a complete absence of crime of every kind, will he state the necessity for maintaining the present force of constabulary, and does he intend taking steps to have the Millstreet and Ballyvourney stations attached to Macroom as formerly, thus effecting a substantial saving.
§ MR. ATKINSON
Seven of the police at Millstreet are in receipt of lodging allowance. The reasons for granting the allowance have not been communicated to me, but inquiry is being made. The question of abolishing the station at Millstreet as a district head-quarters will be considered.