§ 46. Mr. ASTOR
asked the Prime Minister how many days he proposes to allot for the Second Reading of the Government of Ireland Bill?
60. Mr. F. HALL
had the following Question on the Order Paper: To ask the Prime Minister if he will state the number of troops which it is estimated would be required to subdue Ulster in the event of revolt; what is the number of troops now 25 stationed in Ireland; and if any arrangement has been made for naval co-operation should the necessity arise for armed intervention?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
The first and third parts of the question are of an extremely hypothetical character and out of order; the hon. Member can only ask the central part.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
That is the only part I was prepared to answer. The strength of the troops in Ireland on 1st February was 23,755, and there has been no material change since.
Mr. F. HALL
As the right hon. Gentleman stated he would not answer the last part, may I ask him if he will actually say that as regards naval co-operation—