HC Deb 24 June 1918 vol 107 c724
Mr. ALBION RICHARDSON (by Private Notice)

asked the Minister of National Service whether his attention has been called to statements in the Press that the Ministry propose to offer men in the later military classes work in civil life as an alternative to military service; and whether, in view of the importance of this matter to the men concerned, as well as to tribunals throughout the country, he can now state precisely of what these proposals consist?


It is intended to afford protection from military service to certain classes of men who are accepted for vacancies and enrolled as War Agricultural Volunteers or as War Work Volunteers. It is not practicable to give the details of the proposals in answer to a question. Full instructions are being issued and copies will be placed in the Library. My right hon. Friend will also take the opportunity of explaining the proposals fully on Thursday.