§ CAPTAIN J. CRAIG
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the county council of county Longford have refused to pay the extra police charges for the better preservation of peace in the county; and whether he will inform the House how many local authorities have similarly refused, and what steps the Government propose to take to ensure payment of the above rate.
§ MR. CHERRY
The councils of County Longford and six other counties have objected to pay the charges for extra police in respect of the half-year 1761 ending 30th September, 1907. In the case of two of the counties the amounts have been deducted from sums payable to the counties out of the Local Taxation (Ireland) Account, and a similar course will be adopted in regard to the other five counties, including Longford, if payment should ultimately be refused.