§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Chief Secretary whether the lands of Spandaw, situate near Kells, county Meath, have been offered for sale to the Estates Commissioners; whether there is at present, and how long, a police hut on the lands; if so, how many policemen reside in it, and at what cost; and whether any portion of their cost will be chargeable to the local rates?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Estates Commissioners are unable from the information supplied to identify these lands as pending for sale before them. A police hut was established there in July last for the protection of the herds on the farm. Three police are stationed in it, costing about £100 a year each. They form part of the free quota of the county, and consequently no portion of their cost will be chargeable to the local rates.