§ MR. WALTER LONG (Dublin, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what was the number of persons afforded constant protection and special protection respectively by police patrols in each county in Ireland on the 1st instant, and the number of police engaged on these duties respectively; and what was the number of other persons, not included in this list, to whom similar protection was afforded during the period 1st January, 1906 to 29th February, 1907, but from whom protection was withdrawn because the necessity for it had ceased.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I beg to refer to my Answer to the similar Question put by the hon. Member for Mid Armagh on the 13th instant.† During the month of February, 1907, special police protection was withdrawn in two cases, viz.—one in King's County and one in county Kerry. With this addition the former answer applies to the present Question.