§ 15. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether all British troops in Southern Ireland are now concentrated in either Dublin or the Curragh; whether there are any small detachments of troops in any other places in Southern Ireland; for what purpose British troops are retained in Southern Ireland; and when it is intended to withdraw them from Southern Ireland if it is not the intention of the Government to use them to secure protection for life and property?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Sir Hamar Greenwood)
There will be no British troops in Southern Ireland by the end of this week, except in Dublin and in the coast defences. There are now no small detachments. In reply to the last two parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House in the Debate on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House on the 10th instant.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is it quite clear that the small detachment stationed at Voughal for some time has now been removed?
§ Captain Viscount CURZON
Does the answer refer to naval ratings or to small bodies of troops scattered about?