§ Mr. LARDNER
asked the Chief Secretary how many extra members of the Royal Irish Constabulary have been drafted into the area scheduled under the Diseases of Animals Acts in Ulster; how these extra constables are distributed; at whose request these constables were sent; and by whom the cost of their services will be borne?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
On the requisition of the County Inspector an extra force of thirty men of the Royal Irish Constabulary has been drafted into the county of Armagh for duty in connection with the foot-and-mouth disease. They are being distributed over twenty-four stations in the county, and the cost of the services of these men will be borne by the Constabulary Vote. There are no other extra police serving in Ulster in connection with this matter.