§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked the Secretary of State for War, what were the numbers of Her Majesty's troops in Ireland on the 1st of March 1887, 1888, and 1889?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle
In March, 1887, there were 25,933 men of Her Majesty's troops stationed in Ireland of all ranks; in March, 1888, there were 31 27,546; and in the present month, 27,010. The variation in numbers has resulted only from the greater or less degree in which recruiting has replaced the drafts for foreign service.