HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 cc423-4
24. Mr. CURRIE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has now had time to consider the representations made to the authorities by the provost and town clerk of Musselburgh, the chairman and the general manager of the North British Railway Company, and the inquiries addressed to the Army Council by the hon. Member for Leith Burghs regarding the enlistment of a certain railway servant?

26. Mr. WARDLE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is now in a position to give the result of the inquiries which in a letter to the hon. Member for Leith, dated 22nd December last, the War Office stated would be made into the circumstances under which John W. Pratt, a clerk from the North British Railway, was described and treated by the military authorities at Glencorse Barracks as a conscript, denied any choice of regiment, and compelled to enter the 77th Training Reserve Battalion of the Royal Scots at Dundee; and whether arrangements have been made, or will be made, to transfer this man into the Royal Garrison Artillery, the Royal Field Artillery, or the Railway Operating Division?


My inquiries into this case are not yet completed, but I will inform my hon. Friends who have put down these questions as soon as possible as to the result.