HC Deb 06 April 1914 vol 60 c1631
114. Mr. FLAVIN

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that an employé of the War Office at Woolwich Arsenal named Le Gallis, who occupies the position of a storeholder, has in his possession a copy of the Covenant and that he asked other employés of Woolwich Arsenal during working hours inside the arsenal to sign the Covenant; and whether he will take steps to prevent a prominent official from using his position to influence men working under him to sign a document which they detest?


I understand that the employé in question obtained four signatures, without, however, attempting in any way to influence men serving under him. He was unaware that he was acting incorrectly, and when so informed he expressed regret.


Will the hon. Gentleman see that an incident like this is not repeated by an employé of the Government?


Yes; but it is obviously very difficult to do this.