4 APRIL 1914, Page 2

In the House of Lords on Monday Lord Morley, in

reply to Lord Selborne, stated, amid Opposition cheers, that there had been no disobedience of orders in connexion with the recent events by any officers or men in Ireland. The conduct of the troops in Ireland generally had been exemplary. As regards the composition and strength of the force to be employed in Ulster, Sir Arthur Paget was informed by the Government that, in the event of serious disorders in Ireland, he could count on adequate reinforcements to enable him to maintain law and order, and to support the civil power in the ordinary exercise of its duties. But he was not instructed either to give this information to the General Officers in his command or to withhold it.