§ Mr. SWAN
asked the Secretary of State for War, what is the number of the Army of Occupation at present in Ireland, and the approximate cost per week?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The number of troops at present employed in Ireland is 41,000, and their weekly cost, on the basis shown on page 9 of Army Estimates, 1919–20, is £186,000. The number of troops normally employed in Ireland before the War was approximately 25,000.