HC Deb 10 May 1916 vol 82 cc651-2
49 and 50. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Prime Minister (1) whether he will take steps to insert in the Military Service Bill provisions to carry out his pledge to single unmarried sons who are the support and stay of mothers, sisters, and other relatives and so prevent tribunals bringing his authority into disrespect by disregard- ing the same in a similar fashion to those refusing exemption under the present Act; and (2) whether he will insert provisions in the Military Service Bill to exempt only sons of widows and to exempt the last remaining sons in families?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Blackburn on the 13th April to which I cannot add anything.