HC Deb 16 August 1916 vol 85 c1837

asked the Secretary of State for War what action he has taken or proposes to take upon the conduct of the recruiting officers at Warrington who have caused the arrest of two clerks named Wright and Saunders, employed by the Cheshire Lines Committee at Warrington, as absentees under the Military Service Act, seeing that their cases are before the Labour Advisory Committee on Industrial Conscription, it being alleged that these two clerks are the victims of persecution and discrimination by the railway company?


The cases of these two men have been brought to the notice of the War Office and are the subject of inquiry. I do not think any blame attaches to the recruiting officers for causing them to be dealt with as absentees, but as I have said the cases are being inquired into.

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