HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 cc1114-5
39. Mr. KING

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he will give figures showing how many recruits have been obtained for the Army by the substitution of discharged or Reserve soldiers for necessary men employed in agriculture; and whether recruiting by substituting soldiers for necessary men is? being practised in industrial and non-agricultural employments?


It would not be in the public interest to give the figures asked for in the first part of the question. Substitution is proceeding in connection with a great number of industrial and non-agricultural employments, as well as in connection with agriculture.