HC Deb 04 November 1919 vol 120 cc1294-5

asked the Secretary of State for War whether men rejected under the Derby scheme in 1915 on medical grounds, and who were able to produce papers to this effect, but who were subsequently called up, are entitled to be regarded for demobilisation purposes as if they had enlisted at the earlier date on which they came forward?


asked the Secretary of State for War if he will reconsider his decision regarding men who volunteered under the Derby scheme, but were rejected on medical examination and subsequently called up, and who are now considered as conscripts; if he is aware of the feeling amongst the soldiers at being treated as conscripts; and if he will place all soldiers who volunteered for service under the Derby scheme on an equality?


I would refer my hon. Friends to the answer given to the hon. Member for Wrexham on the 27th ultimo.