HC Deb 25 November 1908 vol 197 cc386-7
MR. HAZLETON (Galway, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of county inspectors, district inspectors of the first class, district inspectors of the second class, and head constables in County Galway, exclusive of extra police; whether he can state separately the cost for the last financial year under the head of salary, allowances for men-servants, forage, lodging, stationery, office fuel and light, mileage, subsistence allowances, and any other charge, for each rank of the above inspectors and head constables; and whether he will state for the same period the number and cost of the rank and file on the quota of the county.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) There are in County Galway at present two county inspectors, four district inspectors of the first class, nine district inspectors of the second class, and fourteen head constables, exclusive of the extra force. The free quota of the county in the year ended 31st March last was composed of 616 sergeants, acting sergeants, and constables. The accounts of the Royal Irish Constabulary Department are not kept in such a form as to admit of the particulars of cost asked for by the hon. Member being given.