HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 c2278
46. Major HUNT

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that indirect coercion is still being used to compel both married and single men to enlist in the Army, he can now say whether the Government have decided to compel all eligible young men in Great Britain not wanted for other Government work to do their fair share of duty for the defence of our existence as a free nation; and, if not, for what reason the present system is to be continued?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I must refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer which I gave on 5th July to my hon. Friend the Member for the Tottenham Division.

Major HUNT

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman why, when he stated that we should fight to the last man and the last shilling, the Government is not taking the necessary steps to provide that all available men are trained to fight? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many people in France are very dissatisfied with our present—


That question can be raised in Debate.