HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1222-3
Mr. H. LAW

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for War whether there are still a large number of Irish agricultural labourers being arrested in Glasgow and elsewhere for military service and handed over to the military authorities; if that is contrary to the Act, they being persons not ordinarily resident in Great Britain, and if he will take immediate steps to prevent these occurrences?


I have not received notice from my hon. Friend, but I will have inquiry made.


I gave the hon. Member notice. I hope he will be able to consider the matter during the afternoon, otherwise I am afraid I shall have to raise it on the Adjournment of the House.


Can the hon. Gentleman give the House some guarantee that the Military Service Act will be carried out as it was passed by this House?


I hope the Military Service Act will be carried out properly.