§ 6. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he receives from British Ministers or consular authorities in Allied countries periodic statements as to the number of certificates of exemption from military services granted to British subjects of military age in their various countries; and whether he can state how many such exemptions have been given by the British authorities in Russia, Italy, and Japan, respectively?
The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. I have no information as to the number of exemptions given to British subjects in Russia and Italy. As regards Japan, with which country there is no military service convention, exemption certificates as such are not issued.