§ Mr. LYNCH
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland in regard to the police hut at Kinlea, West Clare, what was the cost of the erection of the hut; what was the cost of its upkeep; the date of erection; how many police were stationed in the hut; 1264W what was the cost of their maintenance, including everything; how much of the entire cost came out of the Constabulary Vote; and how much was borne by the ratepayers of the county?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The cost of erecting this hut in November, 1908, was £121 16s. 6d. The total cost of its upkeep was £17, and the expense incurred in removing the hut in January, 1914, was £30. Seven police were stationed at the hut, and the cost of their maintenance cannot exactly be given, but it may be taken approximately at about £530 per annum. None of the cost will fall on the local ratepayers, as the pay and other expenses of the police is borne by the Vote for the Royal Irish Constabulary, and the cost of erecting and removing the hut has been met from the account for Public Works, Ireland.