§ 15. Mr. HUNT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many of the 88,000 men taken for naval and military training in the United Kingdom in 1910 were under nineteen years of age; and how many of the men taken for naval and military training in France and in Germany in 1910 were under the age of nineteen?
§ Mr. TENNANT
As regards France and Germany no figures can be given for the ages of those who engage voluntarily; 842 voluntary engagement is allowed from eighteen years of age. As regards the United Kingdom, only approximate figures could be given for the numbers under nineteen years of age, and as they are desired for comparison with the figures for France and Germany, which are not available, I hope the hon. Member will not press for them.