§ Mr. RAFFAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland in which counties recruiting for the new special constabulary has now been initiated; and how many volunteers have been obtained in the case of each county respectively?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
Recruiting for the new special constabulary has started in the following counties, Tyrone, Belfast City, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, and Londonderry City. I do not think that it would be in the public interest at the present time to give the number of applications for enrolment that have been received; but the hon. Gentleman will be glad to learn that the response to the call for volunteers for this force has been eminently satisfactory.