HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 cc2046-7

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Irish Government will instruct the police to issue to intending migrants from Ireland to Great Britain, where the facts warrant it, certificates that they are ordinarily resident in Ireland and are only proceeding to Great Britain for a special purpose; and, if so, whether he will arrange with the civil and military authorities in Great Britain that persons holding such certificates are not to be pressed into the Army against their will?


Several suggestions as to the best mode of dealing with this difficulty have been made to me, and I am in communication with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War upon the subject.