§ The PRIME MINISTER
I understand that the War Office are responsible for these advertisements. As regards the second part of the question, I am informed that the publication of an advertisement in the "Glasgow Evening News" of the 10th instant, addressed to Englishmen, was due to an oversight. Instructions had already been given that so far as possible recruiting advertisements should be addressed to the men of England, Scotland, or according to the country in which they are issued.
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I would like to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the War Office is responsible for the advertisement calling upon employers to inquire whether they had in their employment any butlers, footmen, gamekeepers, or others who were capable of serving their country; whether the War Office was responsible for this advertisement; and whether the Prime Minister approves of that style of thing?
§ 67. Mr. GEORGE TERRELL
asked if there is any official prohibition against brass bands being used by the new battalions; and, if so, the reason for the same?
§ Mr. TENNANT
It was decided when the New Armies were being organised that bands could not be provided, as they took fighting men away from their training. Fifes and drums were subsequently sanctioned for each battalion, on condition that the men were not taken away from their training.