§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, The number of men who have joined the Royal Irish Constabulary during the last three years; how many of them are Protestants; and, how many Roman Catholics?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: 1,308 men have joined during the last three years. Of these 460 are Protestants, and 818 Roman Catholics.