Armed Forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 11th May 1922.

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Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

27.

asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government has any information as to the number of men under arms in Southern Ireland to-day, excluding the Imperial troops; and what is the number of the latter force in Southern Ireland?

Photo of Mr Hamar Greenwood Mr Hamar Greenwood , Sunderland

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. In reply to the second part, in the view of the military authorities it would not be in the public interest to give the information asked for.