HC Deb 05 November 1909 vol 12 cc2258-9W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he will explain the object of keeping so many policemen in the Hut, at Rosburgh, Kilchreest, Loughrea; is he aware that the people of the district have protested repeatedly against the number of policemen quartered in the parish at present; can he state, respectively, the exact population of the parish, and the number of policemen stationed at Kilchreest and quartered all over the pariah at the present time; and, in view of the peaceable state of the district, will he cause the number of police there stationed to be reduced?


I understand that there are eight police at Roxborough and eleven at Kilchreest, and that they are required for the protection of certain persons in the neighbourhood. The population of the parish of Kilchreest is approximately 500. Some of the inhabitants have from time to time protested against the employment of extra police, but the responsible police authorities are unable at present to recommend a reduction in the number of men at either of the above places.