HC Deb 03 June 1918 vol 106 c1216
72. Sir H. NIELD

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, having regard to the many difficult questions which have arisen and must arise in connection with treaty or convention rights over the subjects of the United Kingdom and other Allied countries in relation to military service in particular and to the differences in status in the different countries—e.g., the doctrine of the United States of America that a man may expatriate himself—he will appoint a Commission or a Select Committee of the House to at once consider the subject arid report?


I think that such questions as arise of the nature indicated in the question can be dealt with by the existing judicial and administrative machinery, and I do not think that the proposal in the last part of the question could usefully be adopted in present circumstances.