§ MR. BROOKFIELD (Sussex, Rye)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the defendants in a recent police case, described by the Press as a Military Scandal at Birr, belong to the Regular Army or to the Irish Militia; and what inquiry is being held by the Military Authorities into the allegations made against these officers?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL - BANNERMAN (, &c.) Stirling
The defendants in the case at Birr are officers belonging to the 3rd (Militia) Battalion Leinster Regiment. The Field Marshal Commanding in Ireland was called upon for a Report, and replied giving certain details, and promising further information so soon as the matter had been before the Magistrates at Birr; but this further Report has not yet been received.