HC Deb 17 February 1908 vol 184 c428
MR. THORNE (West Ham, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he intends to allow Mrs. Paterson, the lady recruiting agent, to wear the recruiting rosette given to her by Colonel Walsh for recruiting purposes; and whether the lady agent has been properly drilled and instructed by the chief recruiting officer, consistent with the Recruiting Regulations, to make her a fit person to act on behalf of the War Office as a recruiting agent.


I see no reason why this lady should not wear the rosette which Colonel Walsh gave her. Recruiting agents are not drilled or instructed. Any individual soldier or civilian who brings a recruit to a recruiter or to a military barrack is considered a recruiting agent.