§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the address delivered by Mr. Justice Wright at the Longford Spring Assizes; and whether, having regard to the fact that there were only two small cases for trial, and that there is no real crime in the county, he will, as chief Law Officer of the Crown in Ireland, advise the executive to withdraw the extra police now quartered in county Longford?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
My attention has been called to the learned judge's address at the recent assizes to the grand jury of county Longford. I noted with much pleasure the improvement in the state of the county recorded by the judge on the authority of the responsible police officer. But a greater advance would have to be made,2014W and until that be realised the police authorities would not be prepared to recommend the removal of, or a reduction in, the existing extra force.