MR. F. A. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)
beg to ask the Under Secretary of Stat for War if, regarding the statement of the 678 War Authorities that it is their intention to send five regiments of Irish Militia to England this year for military training, he will consider the question as an equivalent of dispatching a similar number of English Militia regiments to Ireland for the same purpose?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham. S.
The only regiments of Irish militia brought to England for their training are artillery regiments, which are trained in the fortresses they would be required to garrison in case of war. There are no corresponding reasons for sending English militia to Ireland.