§ 41. Rear-Admiral ADAIR
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the grave danger to loyal soldiers who return to their homes in Ireland, he will postpone the disbanding of the Irish regiments until such time as law and order has been re-established in Ireland?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut. - Colonel Sir R. Sanders)
I have been asked to answer this question. I regret that I am unable to postpone the disbandment of these regiments.
§ Rear-Admiral ADAIR
May I ask the Leader of the House what provision will be made for those Irishmen disbanded from Irish regiments who are unable to return to their homes?
§ Lieut.-Colonel ASHLEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman extend the same con- 1393 sideration to these men as has been extended to the disbanded men of the Royal Irish Constabulary, namely, give them 15s. a week separation allowance?