HC Deb 19 February 1918 vol 103 c591

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a leaflet circulated among the agricultural workers in the Frodsham district of Cheshire and bearing the imprint of O. C. Kemp, printer, Frodsham, warning them that any man who is concerned in industrial trouble or merely threatens to stop work will be liable to be called up immediately for the Army; and if he will state by whose authority this leaflet has been circulated?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir George Cave)

My hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I am informed by the chief constable that this leaflet was printed and circulated by a private person. It was, of course, issued without any authority.


Is any action to be taken in regard to a private person who uses the Military Service Act for his own personal purpose?


At present I have only a telegram which gives inadequate particulars, I am making further inquiries.