HC Deb 15 March 1910 vol 15 cc169-70

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he would consider the advisability of instituting at Enfield a local examination for trade lads, having regard to the fact that the obligation to attend for examination at Woolwich has hitherto had the effect of placing an Enfield lad at a disadvantage?

The SECRETARY Of STATE for WAR (Mr. Haldane)

The examination at Woolwich is not confined to trade lads from the Government factories, but is attended by lads from all over the country. Trade lads from Enfield, accordingly, do not suffer any more disadvantage than lads from other parts, and I am afraid that I cannot undertake to arrange for a special examination in the Royal Small Arms Factory.