HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 c1115
70. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will define the status of a man who offered to attest under the Derby recruiting scheme and was rejected in consequence of his holding a certificate showing that previously he had been discharged from the Army as incorrigible and worthless; if he will state whether men in such circumstances will be liable to serve under the present Military Service Bill; and, if so, will they be regarded as conscripts?


Such a man, unless he now re-enlists or attests, will be liable under the Bill now before the House.


If a particular individual has got the certificate mentioned in this question, will it be forcible upon the authorities to take him because the man has applied on one or two occasions and has been absolutely rejected?


If my hon. Friend will give me particulars I will inquire.