9. Captain CRAIG
asked the Chief Secretary whether the police barracks have been removed from Reynella Cross Road, Rathconnell, Killucan, county Westmeath, since when there have been several cases of intimidation by tramps; whether he can reinstate a few men or arrange amore frequent patrol between Delvin and Mullingar; and whether he is aware that uneasiness prevails among a certain section of the population since the withdrawal of the police from the neighbourhood?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Inspector-General informs me that this barracks was abolished in April, 1911, there being no further necessity for it. The police have not heard of any cases of intimidation by tramps, nor are they aware that any uneasiness prevails among any section of the people in the neighbourhood owing to the abolition of the barracks. It is not considered necessary to increase the police force as frequent patrols visit the locality by day and night.