HC Deb 17 July 1922 vol 156 c1737W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, if his attention has been called to the levy en masse in Ireland which has been proclaimed by the Provisional Government of Southern Ireland; and whether any financial obligation has been incurred by the British Government for payment of the present army and the armies proposed to be raised by the Provisional Government?


My attention has been drawn to the "Call to Arms" proclaimed by the Provisional Government, which I understand has been well responded to. It does not amount to anything like a levyen masse, and I understand that all the men needed will soon be obtained. No liability rests on the British Government.