HC Deb 08 June 1915 vol 72 c180

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if any obstacle is being placed in the way of superintending and other clerks of military age in district and records offices re-enlisting; and will he take the necessary steps to notify all such clerks that, in the event of their re-enlisting, their present positions will be kept open for them after the termination of the War?


The clerks in question are doing work which is of importance from the military point of view, and it is not possible to give any pledge that they will be released in order to join the fighting ranks. Permanent clerks may re-enlist, but they must remain on their present work. If temporary clerks enlist, no promise can be made that their present position can be kept open for them.