HC Deb 07 November 1916 vol 87 c31
49. Major NEWMAN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in conjunction with the Board of Trade and the Minister of Munitions, arrangements have been made making it an offence for a man of military age who has been debadged or who has had his certificate of exemption withdrawn seeking employment without leave in a firm engaged on Government work, and imposing a penalty on the employer who takes such a man into employment?


No such arrangements or instructions are necessary, and none have been made. My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that it is an offence under the Army Act and Reserve Forces Act knowingly to employ a man who is an absentee.