HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 cc1492-3W
Captain C. CRAIG

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that until three years ago the Irish units of the Church Lads Brigade received a grant of 4s. per head for each efficient cadet in Ireland, and were treated in all respects in the same way as similar units in England; that the grant was then withdrawn; and that last year it was restored, but in the Regulations renewing it Northern Ireland was excluded; whether, in view of the fact that the taxes from which the grant is made are collected from Northern Ireland as well as from England, Scotland, and Wales, he will state the reason for withholding the grant from Northern Irish units while paying it to the English, Scotch and Welsh branches; and whether he will arrange that the grant to Northern Irish units shall be renewed and the arrears paid to the Northern Irish units of the brigade?


This question is under consideration.