§ Mr. RONALD M'NEILL
asked the Chief Secretary how many families and persons 1598W are now under police protection in Ireland, either by continuous protection or protection by patrol; how many families and persons are now returned as boycotted; and how many of both classes are in Ulster?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Inspector-General informs me that in forty-nine cases in all Ireland persons are under constant police protection, and in 250 cases persons are being protected by patrol. The corresponding figures for Ulster are two and one, respectively. There are in all five serious cases of boycotting affecting twenty-eight persons, none of which are in Ulster, and forty-three cases of minor boycotting affecting 123 persons, of which there are in Ulster four cases affecting nineteen persons. The statistics regarding police protection and boycotting are not collected by families. "Cases," however, invariably represent the number of families, or, if there is no family, them the individual protected or boycotted.