§ MR. MOORE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the Leitrim County Council refused to pay the demand of the receiver of the Royal Irish Constabulary for £322 for extra police in that county up to 30th September, 1907; and if the Government intend to enforce payment of this claim by deduction from grants or otherwise.
§ MR. BIRRELL
On 18th December last the Leitrim County Council passed a resolution protesting against the levy of the amount referred to in the Question. Since that date the statutory certificate which is a condition precedent to the recovery of the amount, has been issued, and this will come before the council at their next meeting. If the council should refuse to pay, the necessary steps for the recovery of the amount will be taken in due course.