HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 c1490
44. Sir W. BYLES

asked the Minister of Munitions whether, in calling back from the Colours competent artisans who are needed in the munition works, he will consider favourably the case of skilled men who have borne long and continuous duty in the trenches, often suffering in health and nerve thereby, and not confine his selection of such workers to men who have recently joined the Army?


Under the arrangement made with the War Office the Ministry of Munitions is, in the first place, arranging for the recall from the Colours of artisans serving in units which have had the shortest military training. This arrangement excludes men serving at the front.


Would it be possible to confer with the War Office, with a view to releasing some of these men who have gone out?


The arrangement is the result of many conferences with the War Office.

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