HC Deb 15 July 1915 vol 73 cc989-90

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that there are many per- sons who have served the Empire in various capacities who are now anxious and willing to do something towards the effective prosecution of the War; and whether he will give directions that offices shall be opened somewhat on the lines of Labour Exchanges, where the names and capabilities of applicants can be taken in the various localities?


I understand that the Board of Trade have made special arrangements to deal with offers of the nature referred to in the question, and I do not think it is necessary to open new local offices throughout the country for the purpose indicated. The Board of Trade will be glad to give to the hon. Gentleman particulars of the arrangements which they have made.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say of how many of these people he is going to use the services?


I could not say without notice.