HC Deb 07 March 1916 vol 80 c1345
108. Mr. O'GRADY

asked the Home Secretary whether a son born in Great Britain of Russian Jewish parents, such parents not being naturalised British subjects, is eligible for military service; and whether in any case he comes within the scope of the Military Service Act, 1916?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

A man in the circumstances stated is a British subject and is entitled to the privileges and subject to the obligations of a British subject, including those imposed by the Military Service Act, 1916. The question whether any individual is personally eligible for service is one for the military authorities.