Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - An Slua Muirí.

74.

asked the Minister for Defence if, in respect of An Slua Muirí, he will state the numbers of officers, NCOs and men on active duty.

The effective strength of An Slua Muirí on 31st December, 1971, was 345, comprising 25 officers, 88 non-commissioned officers and 232 seamen.

75.

asked the Minister for Defence if he will state Government policy on the future development of An Slua Muirí.

There is a constant process of development of An Slua Muirí by way of annual training, courses of instruction, training parades et cetera.