§ 46. Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of releasing all conscientious objectors in view of the fact that hostilities have come to an end?
§ 52. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether any decision has yet been reached as to the liberation of the 547 1,500 conscientious objectors who have now been in prison two or three years serving consecutive sentences?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
This subject is receiving consideration, but the Government are not prepared to give a preference to this class by releasing them before the general demobilisation of the Army has been further advanced.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Have not the men proved by being two years in prison that they are conscientious objectors, and is not the Government going to provide exemption for them?
§ Mr. BILLING
Will the right hon Gentleman consider the advisability of drafting them into the army of occupation as they would not have to fight?