§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a petition signed by the chairman of petty sessions, who is a deputy-lieutenant of the county Wicklow, by all the magistrates and by ratepayers, irrespective of creed or politics, against closing the police barrack at 210 Batiboys, county Wicklow; and whether it is his intention to accede to the wishes of the inhabitants of the district in this matter.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The petition in question has been received. No sufficient reason is shown in it for varying the decision to abolish the police station at Baltiboys. The district is peaceable, and the police requirements of the locality can be adequately met from the adjacent stations, of which there are three within a radius of four miles.