§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the police barracks at Kildalkey, county Meath, are to be disestablished; and, if so, will he state the reason, and what is the number of offences reported for the sub-districts of Ballivor, Killyon, Stirrupstown, Lisclogher, and Kildalkey for the past three years; whether a memorial, signed by persons of all creeds and classes, has been received by the the Lord-Lieutenant against any disestablishment of the barracks at Kildalkey; and, if so, what was the district inspector's report on the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Atkinson.) It has been decided to disestablish the police stationed at Kildalkey. There are four other stations within a radius of six miles, and the authorities are satisfied that the requirements of the locality can be adequately met by the police at these stations. The offences reported during the past three years from the sub-districts named numbered 133, 80, 43, 36, and 162 respectively, all of which, with five exceptions, were minor offences. Representations have been made against the removal of the police from Kildalkey. The reports made by the district inspector and other officers of the force are confidential documents.