I beg to ask the Prime Minister how many persons have been afforded police protection, whole and partial, during the past twelve months in England (including Wales) Scotland, and Ireland, respectively, and the reason for its being afforded.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
I am informed that during the past twelve months an average of 200 persons have been under special police protection in Ireland. As regards Scotland I understand that no such protection is at present being afforded; there has not been time to ascertain how matters stand with regard to England and Wales. It would be undesirable and entirely contrary to practice to state the reasons for the provision of special protection in individual cases.