§ 63. Major CHAPPLE
asked whether the Prudential and other English assurance companies' superintendents are receiving any preferential treatment over those of Scottish assurance societies in the matter of exemption under the Military Service Act, 1918?
§ 64. Sir JAMES AGG-GARDNER
asked whether assistant overseers engaged at present in the preparation of the lists of electors under the Representation of the People Act, 1918, are exempt from the operation of the new Military Service Act until the completion of their work?
§ Mr. BECK
Assistant overseers engaged in the preparation of the lists of electors under the Representation of the People Act, 1918, are not exempt as such from the operation of the Military Service Acts, and the question of their exemption is a matter for the decision of the appropriate tribunals. Under present instructions, however, full time officials of the professional, administrative and clerical staffs of local authorities are not called to the Colours if in low medical grades or categories, and assistant overseers, if employed full time as Local Government officers, are accordingly protected in that capacity.