HC Deb 24 March 1903 vol 120 cc58-9
MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will undertake that his recent decision to inquire into the character of all applicants for enlistment in the Army, and to require in all cases some evidence of respectability, shall not only be announced in Army Orders and in instructions to recruiting officers, but shall also be promulgated as widely as possible, and particularly by official posters displayed, with the consent of the Postmaster-General, in every post office in the United Kingdom.


It is not customary to announce such changes in Army Orders, but instructions were yesterday issued to all recruiting officers, who will take any steps they think necessary to secure further publicity.


Are the officers responsible for the issue of official posters?


I cannot say at the moment, but they have been told that they are to take every means in their power to make this regulation publicly known.