HC Deb 12 February 1917 vol 90 cc242-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, seeing the importance of as many men as possible undertaking national, service, he will confer with the directors of the London General Omnibus Company with a view to releasing the men, many of whom are comparatively young, under this company now employed to enter omnibuses en route for the purpose of inspecting passenger tickets?


Men following this occupation receive no special protection from military service, and such of them as still remain have, therefore, presumably received exemption on other than occupational grounds. If unfit for military service, I have no doubt the Director-General of National Service will consider whether these men should be found work of greater national importance.