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Irish Regiments (Disbandment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 25th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Adair Mr Thomas Adair , Glasgow Shettleston


asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the grave danger to loyal soldiers who return to their homes in Ireland, he will postpone the disbanding of the Irish regiments until such time as law and order has been re-established in Ireland?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

I have been asked to answer this question. I regret that I am unable to postpone the disbandment of these regiments.

Photo of Mr Thomas Adair Mr Thomas Adair , Glasgow Shettleston

May I ask the Leader of the House what provision will be made for those Irishmen disbanded from Irish regiments who are unable to return to their homes?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

That does not arise out of the question on the Paper.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , Fylde

Will the right hon. Gentleman extend the same con- sideration to these men as has been extended to the disbanded men of the Royal Irish Constabulary, namely, give them 15s. a week separation allowance?