HC Deb 16 May 1916 vol 82 cc1330-1

asked whether, under the new Military Service Bill, any consideration will be shown to a man who is doing a considerable business as an outfitter, has put all his money into the business, has not and cannot get any assistance, and whose business would be completely ruined in case he is called up; and whether arrangements can be made for men under these circumstances to be trained locally and allowed a portion of time for dealing with business and domestic matters?


My right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board dealt with a phase of this question last night in Debate. The exemption of a man situated as described in the question is entirely a matter for the local tribunal to consider.