HC Deb 20 April 1921 vol 140 c1873
47. Major KELLEY

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the possibility of giving exemption for reservists engaged in wholesale and retail distribution of foodstuffs, and allowing those already called up to return at once?

73. Mr. LYLE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the relief in the tension in the industrial world, he will consider now the possibility of liberating the employé reservists in the retail grocery and food trades?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut.-Colonel Sir R. Sanders)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to these questions. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply on 14th April to a question on this subject asked by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Torquay, and to the statement which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War made in the House on Monday last on the Army Supplementary Estimate.


Have not circumstances changed since that time?


I do not think that they have changed since two days ago.