67. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what is the total strength at the present time of the Royal Irish Constabulary Force; what is the proportion of the force stationed in Ulster; and will he consider the advisability of moving some of the men from Ulster to other parts of Ireland where cattle maiming and other outrages are going on unchecked?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The total strength of the Royal Irish Constabulary at the present time is 235 officers and 10,246 men. Of this number 58 officers and 3,213 men are stationed in Ulster. I see no reason to recommend any change in the present distribution of the force.