HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c375
78. Colonel M'CALMONT

asked the Home Secretary whether men convicted or interned in connection with the Irish rebellion are exempt from the provisions of the Military Service Act even if resident in Great Britain, and, if already serving, are to be discharged unless desirous of continuing in the Army; and whether he proposes to permit men who are considered too disloyal to serve in the Army to resume ordinary residence and employment in Great Britain?


Yes, Sir. The fact that a man is considered unfit for the Army does not deprive him of his right as a British subject to live and work in this country as long as he does not bring himself within any provision of the law authorising restrictions on his liberty.