HC Deb 07 March 1916 vol 80 cc1339-40
33. Colonel GIBBS

asked whether steps are being taken to bring in all unmarried gipsies of military age under the Military Service Act, 1916?


The unmarried gipsies have not been forgotten. In cases where they are British subjects they are liable to the provisions of the Military Service Act in the same way as other persons of less nomadic habits. Steps are being taken to secure the services of men to whom the Military Service Act applies, whether they are confirmed or only casual nomads.