§ Mr. SANDYS
asked whether, as it is officially stated that it is impossible for police officers to be stationed everywhere to prevent people shooting from behind hedges owing to the area of Irish land, he will now say what is the area of Irish land referred to in the statement?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
There are only two areas in Ireland in which agrarian crime can be said to be prevalent, namely, part of Clare and part of the East Riding of Galway. His Majesty's judges, in their charges at the Spring Assizes, bear testimony to the peaceable and crimeless condition of the country generally.