§ MR. JOHN ROCHE (Galway, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state, with regard to the claim now being made upon the county council of Galway for the cost of extra police, the several dates on which extra police were employed in the county, and the number of police at each station on these dates, also the ordinary quota for each such station and for the county; and whether any police, and, if so, how many, were drafted into Galway from other counties for service on the dates in question.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The claim referred to in the Question is in respect of the cost of extra police sent to the county of Galway during the half-year ending 30th September, 1906. During 285 that period extra men were employed from 21st May to 6th June, from 23rd to 25th June, and from 5th July to 19th August. There is no fixed quota for each station, but only for each riding of the county. The total vacancies in the fixed quota of the entire county in the months of May, June, July and August, when extra men were employed, were six, eleven, two and 0 respectively. The extra police employed on the occasions mentioned consisted in all of 124 head and other constables and one district inspector from other counties, and 143 head and other constables and three district inspectors from the reserve force.