HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1800-1

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the fact that General Sir William Pit-cairn Campbell, representing the War Office, addressed a meeting at Cardiff on 26th October, composed of the chairmen of tribunals and recruiting officers of South Wales on the question of man-power and to the fact that the question of man-power is related to the questions of finance, food supply, munitions, and the Navy, he will direct the Treasury, the Board of Agriculture, the Ministry of Munitions, and the Admiralty to arrange similar meetings to be addressed by representatives of those Departments in order that the tribunals may be put in possession of every aspect of this national problem?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I am not aware of the nature of the speech made by General Campbell. The various interests enumerated by my hon. Friend are all represented in His Majesty's Government, and I do not think it necessary to take the steps suggested in the last part of the question.


asked the Prime Minister if an opportunity will be given during the Debate on man-power to discuss the question of the utilisation of the civilian industrial native race man-power of the Empire?


I presume it would be in order to raise this topic in such a discussion.