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Irish Regiments (Disbandment)

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 22 June 1922

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that six battalions can easily be recruited territorially in Ulster, he will consider the retention of the second battalions of both the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and the disbandment of two other battalions, English or Scottish, for which it is well known recruiting territorially is a failure?

The statistics of the number of recruits raised in Ulster for the regiments belonging to that province show that the number is only sufficient to meet wastage in four battalions. In these circumstances, the last part of the question does not arise.