§ MR. HAZLETON (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the estimated saving in the cost of the police force in those counties from which police have been withdrawn in order to serve as extra police in the County of Galway.
§ MR. CHERRY
There has been no saving to the State arising from the despatch to Galway of the extra police appointed thereto under the Constabulary Act of 1836. No detachments belonging to other counties are now serving in Galway. As regards the past, it is impossible to ascertain what saving, if any, to the public purse was effected by the temporal absences of detachments of police from their proper counties, but the charge on the counties is often very much less than the expenses actually incurred by the State in transferring the men.