HC Deb 08 July 1918 vol 108 c19
38. Major NEWMAN

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the two members appointed by the Board of Inland Revenue as their representatives on the Military Service Committee to decide what officials of the Board shall be released for military service are themselves men of less than forty years of age; and will he say why these two officials are held to be exempt from military service and nominated to decide whether or no men older than themselves are or are not to be released for service?

Mr. BALDWIN (Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

My hon. and gallant Friend has been misinformed. Only one of the official representatives on this committee is under forty years of age, namely, the deputy-chairman of the Board, who by his position is obviously indicated as a suitable representative of the Department for this purpose.