§ 21. Mr. MORRELL
asked the Secretary for War whether any new instructions have recently been sent to recruiting officers with regard to the calling up of men in Groups 23 and 46 who have attained the age of forty-one years?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Yes, Sir. Instructions were issued on 12th October that recruiting officers were to begin sending out calling-up notices to men in Groups 23 and 46 and Classes 23 and 46 who have attained forty-one years of age, ordering them to report for service with the Colours on 1st November, 1916, and ensuing days.
§ Mr. MORRELL
Are we to take it that the Government intend to deliberately break the pledges they gave to this House?