§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of persons in Ireland to whom special protection is afforded by the constabulary, distinguishing constant protection and protection by patrols, and what is the total number of police detailed for such duty.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The number of persons who are receiving constant police 1171 protection is fifty, and the number receiving protection by patrols is 166. The number of police engaged in affording constant protection is about 123. The number employed in affording protection by patrols cannot be stated with accuracy. Many of the policemen so employed are also engaged on other duties, and the number varies from day to day.
§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of additional police at present employed in disturbed districts in Ireland; and what are the names of such districts and the number of additional police employed in each.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The number of additional police at present employed on temporary service in disturbed districts in Ireland is one district inspector, three head-constables, and 310 men. The counties and districts in which they are employed are as follows: —County Clare: districts of Ennis, Corofin, Tulla, Sixmilebridge, one head-constable and fifty-six men. County Cork, E.R.: districts of Newmarket and Midleton, seven men. Counties Cavan and Leitrim: districts of Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton, twenty-two men. County Galway, E.R.: districts of Athenry and Loughrea, seventy men. County Roscommon: districts of Roscommon, Strokestown, Castlerea, and Ballaghadereen, one district inspector, two head constables, and 133 men. King's County: district of Birr, twenty-two men.
§ MR. KILBRIDE (Kildare, S.)
How many police will be employed this week in disturbed districts in Belfast??