§ 26. Sir FRANCIS BLAKE
asked whether before lists of soldiers considered suitable substitutes for farm labourers 1442 liable for military service are prepared and sent to substitution officers, any steps are taken to ascertain that the families of such proposed substitutes are still living in the districts where the men enlisted?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Names of men available for substitution are sent, not to the area where a man enlisted, but to the area where he was formerly employed. If the man's family are no longer there, his name can be sent to the area to which they have removed.
Can the hon. Gentleman say how the families for substitutes are to be provided with housing accommodation in the places where the substitutes will be working, seeing that in many cases the families of farm labourers who have joined up are allowed to remain in occupation of their cottages?