HC Deb 05 July 1905 vol 148 cc1135-6
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Tullamore Division (King's County), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether a man named Owens, holding an evicted farm on the Bomford Estate, Kilbride, near Tullamore, has purchased this farm through the Estates Commissioners; will he explain why, when the special police protection adjacent to his house was discontinued, six extra policemen were stationed in the town of Tullamore itself for the purpose of patrol duty; whether a charge for extra police duty will be levied; and, if so, whether it will be levied on the ratepayers of the district or the county.


The reply to the first and concluding inquiries is in the negative. The protection afforded to Mr. Owens is considered necessary, and will be continued so long as the necessity exists.