§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in October, 1902, a force of police was requisitioned for a prosecution, for which a sum of £5 6s. 7d. extra police charge was claimed, and that although this sum was charged in respect of an offence arising out of transactions in all parts of the county of Longford the sum itself was charged solely against the urban district of Longford; and whether, seeing that, notwithstanding the fact that the county council of Longford agreed to have it levied as a county-at-large charge, it is still charged against the urban district, will he direct that the wishes of the county council to have it levied as a county-at-large charge will be now given effect to.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
The additional police were employed on the occasion mentioned in the town of Longford, and the charge in respect of their cost was properly levied on the urban district. This is in accordance with practice, and it is not proposed to re-open the matter, as suggested.