§ 64. Major NEWMAN
asked whether, in consonance with the public safety, he can give the House any information with regard to the present strength and efficiency of the National Volunteers; are they fully armed and provided with uniforms; have they taken any oath similar to that taken recently by the Volunteer Force in this country; have they been, or any part of them, inspected by any competent military authority; if so, will he-state the nature of the Report; and does the Irish Government contemplate using them in the event of an invasion of Ireland?
I am unable to add anything to the reply which was given to a similar question of the hon. and gallant Member on the 27th January last.