§ Mr. DORIS
asked the Chief Secretary at whose request a number of extra police were recently drafted into the Westport district, county Mayo; how the expenses of the extra force are chargeable; and whether, having regard to the present peaceful state of the district, he will advise the withdrawal of such extra force forthwith?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
An extra force of police was drafted into Westport recently owing to disorder in the district, and not at the request of any person. The question of the area upon which the expense of the extra force should be charged will be considered by Government. The responsible police authorities are not prepared to recommend the withdrawal of the extra force at present.