§ 48. Mr. RONALD McNEILL
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that many recruits in the new Army who were engaged to be married before going abroad were prevented by the exigencies of military duty from getting married before leaving England on active service; that hardship and anxiety is thereby occasioned to the women betrothed to these men; and whether he will consider the 713 possibility of so amending the marriage law by a temporary measure as to enable soldiers on active service during the present War to be married by proxy if they so desire?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider it, if specific evidence is put before him as to its desirability?