HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 cc997-8
78. Mr. WATT

asked the Minister of Munitions how many solicitors act in Scotland as military representatives of the War Office on the tribunals under the Military Service Act; is he aware that a feeling exists that these solicitors do not press the claims of the War Office against their own clients; and will he see that this is altered?


I have no record showing how many military representatives in Scotland are solicitors, nor am I aware that any feeling exists that those military representatives who are solicitors, and who, like other military representatives, are performing an important public duty, do not faithfully perform that duty at the cost, in many cases, of great sacrifice of personal convenience. If the hon. Member has any definite case in mind and will send me particulars I shall be very happy to make enquiries into the matter.


Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that in many districts cases can be given where solicitors acting for the War Office have got off great batches of clients?


If my hon. Friend will send me particulars I will certainly have inquiries made.