HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 cc1121-2
76. Mr. COTTON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he can state, with regard to the Connaught Rangers, the Munster Fusiliers, the Dublin Fusiliers, and the Royal Irish, the total strength of each at the beginning of the War and the total casualties to date?


It is not in the public interest to give this information.


Might I ask what reason there is why the deeds of Irish regiments at the front should not be published as freely as the deeds of other regiments?


That is not the question asked. The question asks for definite information about specific duties, and to answer it might give information which would be useful to the enemy.