HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 c2551
65. Mr. JOWETT

asked the President of the Local Government Board concerning the advice given to tribunals by the Committee on work of national importance, which is to the effect that, even if an applicant for exemption from military service is already employed on work recommended by the Committee, as a general rule he should not be allowed to remain with his present employer; whether he has himself approved of the advice referred to; and, if so, what advantage is to be gained by the transference of a man from one employer to another when the work is the same in both cases?


The matter in question has not been submitted for my approval, but I certainly consider that it is not unreasonable that generally a man who is exempted from military service on conscientious grounds should be required to make some personal sacrifice.