HC Deb 12 March 1917 vol 91 cc704-5
47. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked the Prime Minister if he will direct the military authorities to refrain from pressing for the recruitment of men essential for the working of steam threshing machines, the stoppage of which will prevent the threshing of corn needful for seeding in the coming months?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Macpherson)

My right hon. Friend has requested me to answer this question. These matters are regulated by agreement between the Departments concerned, and instructions have been issued to recruiting officers to cooperate with the agricultural representatives.