HC Deb 31 January 1918 vol 101 c1727

asked the Minister of National Service whether he will take steps to secure that George Coutts, of Falkirk, Edenkillie, Dunphail, who, owing to delay on the part of the Board of Agriculture in issuing his voucher, has been called up for military service, shall return to his original employment on his father's farm; whether he is aware that the farm consists of 85 acres, including 18 acres of old pasture which is to he put in crop this year, making in all 50 acres in grain; that only the father, who is over seventy years of age, is now left to work the place, and that the National Service representative, who recently visited the farm after George Coutts had been called up, reported that this man is absolutely necessary for the proper working of the place?


The case of George Coutts has been investigated, and when information is received as to his regimental number and unit his release will be recommended to the War Office.

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