MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick City)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to a disturbance which occurred on Thursday last among the men of the 5th Battalion Munster Fusiliers at Limerick; whether these men (Militia) are contrary to usage compelled to lie under canvas, and that owing to rain and defective arrangements their bedclothes, &c, have been wet, and there is danger of sickness ensuing; and whether a sum of 2s. 5d. per week has been taken off the men's pay, and, as universal dissatisfaction has been excited, whether steps be taken to improve their condition, and revert to the original position of the Force?
§ MR. BRODRICK
A full Report from the General Officer commanding is expected. Meanwhile, I can only state on the authority of the Adjutant that the newspaper account is much exaggerated.