HC Deb 10 May 1916 vol 82 c652
71. Mr. WATSON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether time-expired men recalled to the Colours under the Military Service Bill will not be given more than thirty days' notice?


Time-expired men recalled under the conditions stated would be liable to be called up at any time after the appointed day.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that a little longer than thirty days should be given to these men who have already left the Service before the Act comes into operation, and are probably now in business or other occupations?


That is really a matter for debate. It was debated yesterday. I do not think that I can go back on the decision that was arrived at.