§ SIR J. W. MACLURE (Lancashire, Stretford)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in consideration of the conduct of the Irish soldiers in the present war, he will advise Her Most Gracious Majesty to allow a regiment to bear the title of the Royal Irish Guards; and whether, under these circumstances, Her Most Gracious Majesty would be pleased to confer the first colonelcy on Lord Roberts.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
In answer to my hon. friend, I have to say that a proposal dealing with the subject referred to in his question has been under the consideration of the War 376 Office, and it will be laid before Her Majesty, and will, I have no doubt, receive favourable consideration.