HC Deb 18 April 1917 vol 92 c1662
16. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Tsarist Russian Government had sent to Siberian detention many conscientious objectors to military service, and that these men are now liberated, returned from Siberia, and doing work of national importance in their own country; and whether he will now follow the Russian Government and liberate the conscientious objectors in this land?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I think my hon. Friend will realise that the policy of this country and of Russia is not dissimilar. Conscientious objectors who are doing work of national importance are not imprisoned in this country.