HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1272-3
31. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether, in order to en- able various Colonies to contribute their quota to the man-power of the Empire, measures "will now be taken to make the Military Service Act applicable to Malta and Cyprus?

The UNDER-SECRETARY for the COLONIES (Mr. Steel-Maitland)

His Majesty's Government do not consider that such an extension of the application of the Military Service Act would be useful.

Colonel YATE

Is it not a fact that Greeks in Cyprus are volunteering to join Venizelos, and would it not be just as well for us to enlist them and send them there?

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