§ 19. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in consequence of the inability of the War Office to utilise the offer of the Automobile Association to raise a corps of 5,000 motor volunteers, a modified offer was made to the French Government and by them accepted with enthusiasm, subject only to enrolment here; whether the War Office has received a request from the hon. Member for Brentford for permission to enrol such corps for service with our Allies; and, if so, when the reply of the War Office may be expected?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I was not aware of the fact that the French Government had accepted such an offer. A letter was, I find, sent to the hon. Gentleman yesterday stating that the enrolment of a corps of motorists in England for service with the French Army could not receive consideration except on the application of the French Government through the usual diplomatic channel.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
If such request comes from the French Government, will facilities be given by our War Office?