HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 c375
33. Captain REDMOND

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst the Irish soldiers who joined up for the period of the War at the delay in releasing them from military service, and that this dissatisfaction is intensified by the fact that they consider they are discriminated against in this matter of release from military service because of their nationality; and whether in view of all the circumstances he will take steps to see that equal justice in the matter of release is dealt out to Irish soldiers as compared, with soldiers of other nationalities in the Army?


I am not aware that any dissatisfaction exists amongst Irish soldiers and I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that they are being treated on exactly the same footing as other soldiers, and that no discrimination whatever is made.