§ Mr. DUFFY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how many private houses on his; 33 various estates in Ireland Lord Ashtown has let for police barracks and similar purposes; where are they situated; how many policemen are attached to each temporary barracks; and what rents are being paid to Lord Ashtown by the Government for the same?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary informs me that two private houses are held from Lord Ashtown as police barracks, one at Carraunmore, county Galway, the other, which has been occupied as a police barrack for over forty years, at Ballymacarberry, county Waterford. Twelve men are stationed in the former and four in the latter, and the rents paid are £12 and £15 a year respectively. The site of the police hut at Woodlawn, county Galway, is also held from Lord Ashtown at a rent of £l per annum. The hut accommodates five men.