§ MR. CHARLES CRAIG
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what is the number of men usually held in reserve at the Royal Irish Constabulary Depot, Dublin, and what was the number in reserve on the 20th instant; and how many men have been drafted from the depot to the various disturbed districts in the South and West of Ireland since 1st January last.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The number of men of the Reserve Force of the Royal Irish Constabulary which may be available at the depot at any time depends upon the number which may be absent on duty throughout the country. On 20th instant the number of the Reserve Force actually at the depot was 143. Since 1st January last 177 men of the Reserve have been drafted from the depot into various districts in Ireland.