§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether during this war and the constant arrival of casualty lists he can arrange for some responsible officer to be at the War Office early in the morning, or certainly by 10 a.m., to give parents and friends information as to the names on the lists.
MR. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS (for Mr. WYNDHAM)
Throughout the war responsible clerks have been in attendance at the War Office earlier than the hour mentioned by the hon. Member every day except Sundays to give information in regard to casualties.
§ MR. BARTLEY
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the parents of an officer called at the War Office at 10.10 the other morning to inquire as to the casualties in a certain regiment, and that no one was there to give them any information, while the reply form they filled up has not produced any information since?
MR. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS
I am not aware of that particular incident. My information is that at that hour there are clerks in attendance prepared to give information.