§ SIR F. BANBURY (City of London)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution of the Roscommon District Council, held on Saturday, 8th June, requesting their county council to place every possible obstacle in the way of any effort to place any portion of the extra police on the rates of the county; whether he is aware that the Roscommon County Council has† See (4) Debates, clxxv., 57475 refused to pay the amount claimed for sending extra police to Elphin; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I understand that the Roscommon District Council have passed a resolution protesting against the charge for extra police. The statutory certificate which is necessary for the recovery of the charge has not yet been issued. The Government possesses full powers to recover the charge if it should become necessary to put them in force.