§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many men and boys have presented themselves for recruitment to the Royal Navy in the Irish Free State and Ulster, respectively, in the current financial year; and how many have been accepted and rejected, respectively?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The numbers of men and boys who have presented themselves for recruitment to the Royal Navy from the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland during the current financial year are 313 and 1,432 respectively. Of the former number, two were accepted and 311 rejected, and of the latter number, 71 were accepted and 1,361 rejected.