HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 c335
27. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Undersecretary of State for War if he is aware of the dissatisfaction that exists among parents of soldiers under nineteen who have been sent into the fighting line; if he will take steps to prevent other youths of this age being put to this ordeal; and if, with regard to the youths who have already been sent to the front, he will arrange for their withdrawal behind the firing line on the application of their parents or guardians?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave yesterday to a similar question by my hon. Friend the Member for the Harborough Division.


In view of the fact that the French Government keep boys out of the trenches, why cannot our Government do so?