HC Deb 14 June 1915 vol 72 c497
48. Colonel YATE

asked the Prime Minister whether, considering the anxiety prevailing on the subject of employment, which militates against recruiting, he will take steps to secure a public assurance that all men enlisting for general service will be reinstated in their former positions on the conclusion of the War?


The Government and a large number of employers have already given this assurance to men enlisting with leave from their service. I hope that this will be done wherever possible, but I am not in a position to give an assurance that would be binding in all cases.

Colonel YATE

Will the right hon. Gentleman publish that reply, so that all employers in the country may have that encouragement?