§ Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can say if a 1344W draft of 200 men from the Connaught Rangers have been taken from Kinsale, county Cork, and sent, not to the Connaught Rangers, but to the Seaforth Highlanders, and compelled against their will to don the kilt; whether he can say who is responsible; whether the men will now be restored to their own regiment; and, seeing that a number of similar instances have occurred, whether he can state how the War Office proposes to keep the Irish regiments up to strength if men are withdrawn from them to fill up gaps in English and Scottish regiments?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The Army Council have no information which corroborates the statement in the question, but perhaps my hon. Friend would give me in private any information of which he is in possession.