HC Deb 06 January 1916 vol 77 cc1097-8

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that since the 15th of November last a considerable number of skilled workmen have come from the Colonies and foreign countries to work at munition works; that many of these men are of military age; and that they are being jeered at by their fellow workmen because they have not attested; and whether, under these circumstances, he will arrange for them to attest or allow them to wear an armlet?


In the case of Colonial workmen who are British born I see no objection to the course which my hon. Friend suggests, but in the case of foreigners the same considerations do not necessarily apply.