HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1168-9

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the War Office authorises the activities of the Voluntary Recruiting League; whether he is aware that the league has obtained tens of thousands of recruits; and whether the lines on which the league is working have the sanction of the War Office?


The activities of the Voluntary Recruiting League are unauthorised by the War Office. No encouragement was given to the advances made by the league for official recognition. I have no information as to the number of recruits obtained by this body or even that any have been obtained through its instrumentality. No sanction by the War Office has been given to or is in contemplation for the methods of this organisation.