§ 35. Mr. WILLIAM O'BRIEN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a number of competent workers in the munition areas have enlisted in the New Army, necessitating the employment of wastrels in their places; and, if so, whether he has considered, as a solution of the munitions of war difficulty, the restoration of the soldiers thus enlisted to the more urgent patriotic duty of increasing the supply of arms and ammunition?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I am authorised by my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for War to inform the hon. Member that the matter is receiving the attention 1631 of the Army Council, and that a considerable number of soldiers possessing the qualifications mentioned are already willingly working in the shops turning out munitions of war.