HC Deb 01 February 1918 vol 101 cc1935-6
23. Mr. WATT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the attention of his Department has been called to the eviction in November last from the soldier's home in Ayr of the three sisters of three soldiers named Milliken, who are serving on the various fronts; is he aware that this eviction was at the instance of an honorary sheriff-substitute of Ayrshire, who is the honorary secretary to the soldiers' association, and was carried out in a snowstorm in the absence of the soldiers on active service; will he say whether his Department intervenes in such cases to prevent injustice to officers and men in their absence; and will he do so in this instance?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the 7th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Blackburn.


Does the hon. Gentleman's Department deprecate this action, and, if so, what have they done to indicate that view?


The whole question is a question for the War Cabinet. I can assure my hon. Friend my Department does deprecate it.