§ (1) Every male British subject who has at any time since the fourteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and fifteen, been, or for the time being is, ordinarily resident in Great Britain, and who has attained the age of eighteen years, and has not attained the age of forty-one years, shall, unless he either is for the time being within the exceptions set out in the First Schedule to the Military Service Act, 1916 (in this Act referred to as the principal Act), as amended by this Act or any subsequent enactment, or has attained the age of forty-one years before the appointed date, be deemed as from the appointed date to have been duly enlisted in His Majesty's Regular Forces for general service with the Colours or in the Reserve for the period of the War, and to have been forthwith transferred to the Reserve.
§ The appointed date shall, as respects men who come within the operation of this 1318 Section on the passing of this Act, be the thirtieth day after the date of the passing of this Act, and, as respects men who come within the operation of this Section after the passing of this Act, be the thirtieth day after the date on which they so come within the operation of this-Section.
§ (2) The principal Act shall be construed as if the foregoing provisions of this Section were substituted for Sub-section (1) of Section one of that Act, without prejudice, however, to the operation of that Sub-section as respects men to whom it applied.
§ (3) Sub-section (4) of Section one of the principal Act is hereby repealed.
§ Amendment made: In Sub-section (1), after the word "who" [who has attained the. age of eighteen years"], insert the words "for the time being."—[Sir G. Cave.]
§ Bill, as amended, to be further considered to-morrow (Tuesday).