§ 28. Major NEWMAN
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received official information as to recent collisions between the police and civilians in county Galway; have any members of the police force been seriously injured in attempting to carry out their duty; and have any arrests been made?
I am not aware of any collisions in county Galway, but if I may assume the hon. and gallant Member to refer to the adjoining county of Roscommon, it is the fact that on the 4th instant cattle-driving at two places brought about 518 collisions with the police in the course of which seventeen constables received in-juries, one of whom was seriously injured. No arrests were made at the time, but proceedings will in due course be instituted in certain cases. A strong force of police has been ordered to the spot, and military support, if it should be required, is available locally.