HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 cc139-40
MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, at the recent quarter sessions in Killarney, the County Court Judge was presented with white gloves in consequence of the crimelessness of the county; and if he proposes to take any steps to reduce the amount expended in connection with law officers and constabulary in consequence, so that the money saved may be used for other and more useful purposes.


It is true that white gloves were presented to the County Court Judge at Killarney Quarter Sessions, but this fact does not demonstrate the crimelessness of the county. In his address to the grand jury at the recent Spring Assizes, the learned Judge referred to an increase in the number of serious crimes attributable to the unsatisfactory condition of a portion of the county. Reductions in the strength of the constabulary force are made where the general circumstances permit such a step to be taken.


Did not the learned Judge say that if any disorder existed it was due to the action of the landlords?

[No Answer was returned.]