§ 30. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state, for each of the provinces of Ireland, the number of men between the ages of 19 and 40 and the number of new recruits enlisted since the outbreak of the War?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The numbers of men between the ages of 19 and 41 in each of the provinces of Ireland on the 15th August last were as I can best estimate them—but my estimate may be subject to correction:—
Up to the 15th December there had enlisted in the Army and Navy, according to periodical returns compiled by the police, which, however, can only be looked upon as approximately accurate, the following numbers in the several provinces:—
Leinster 174,597 Ulster 169,489 Munster 136,637 Connaught 81,392
Leinster 27,458 Ulster 49,760 Munster 14,190 Connaught 3,589
§ Sir J. LONSDALE
Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared to state the number of recruits obtained in each of the four provinces during the month of November last under Lord Wimborne's scheme?