§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a statement in the last Report of the Director of Recruiting and Organisation [Cd. 2693], that, in Ireland, articles in the Press have been published, and placards have been posted up to deter intending recruits from enlisting; and whether the notice of the civil power has been drawn to this drawback to recruiting in Ireland.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
I am aware of the statement alluded to. I believe that the notice of the civil power has been drawn to the matters mentioned. Personally, I attach very little importance to the matter.
§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the hon. Member who put this Question was asked to volunteer for service in South Africa, and refused to go there?
§ [No Answer was returned.]