§ MR. J. MACVEAGH
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the total number of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the proportion per thousand of the population.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The total number of the Royal Irish Constabulary, including officers, on 31st March, 1907, was 9,946. The proportion per thousand of the population of Ireland, exclusive of the Dublin metropolitan district, according to the Census of 1901, is 2.44.