Irish Regiments (Disbandment).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Adair Mr Thomas Adair , Glasgow Shettleston

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that six battalions can easily be recruited territorially in Ulster, he will consider the retention of the second battalions of both the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and the disbandment of two other battalions, English or Scottish, for which it is well known recruiting territorially is a failure?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

The statistics of the number of recruits raised in Ulster for the regiments belonging to that province show that the number is only sufficient to meet wastage in four battalions. In these circumstances, the last part of the question does not arise.