HC Deb 04 July 1916 vol 83 c1353

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that whilst there are a number of men who refuse to undertake military service on conscientious grounds but who are subject to the Military Service Act, there are at the same time a number of men excepted as clergy who have no such objection; and will he consider the advisability of inviting or compelling these clergymen to take the places of the conscientious objectors in the ranks?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

No, Sir, I do not propose to adopt the suggestion.