§ 54. Colonel STEPHENSON
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the burden now placed on boards of guardians through the cost of relieving the wives and children of men who have deserted from the Army; and whether he will consider the advisability of such costs being borne in whole or in part by the Government?
§ Mr. FORSTER
I have been asked to reply to this question. It is not proposed to place this charge upon the taxpayer.