HC Deb 09 May 1918 vol 105 c2317

asked the Minister of National Service if he has received representations that an island in Orkney with over 1,500 inhabitants, and at the present time entirely inaccessible, is threatened with a bread famine should the present foreman baker be called up; that the time of the owner of the bakery is fully employed on Government service; and that it has been with the utmost difficulty he has been able to carry on the bakery with the assisance of his daughters?


My attention has been called to the case of Mr. Robertson, the foreman baker referred to. It is not possible for individual cases to be dealt with separately in London, and provision has been made in the instructions which have been issued to National Service officials administering the Decertification Order of the 9th April that exceptional cases may be dealt with in the appropriate region. Particulars of Mr. Robertson's case have accordingly been sent to the headquarters of the Scottish region.

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