§ Mr. WALSH
I regret that I am not in a position to give my hon. and gallant Friend the information asked for. No figures for recruiting by counties are available, but information exists in respect of definite recruiting areas up to 31st October, 1917. As this involves many figures I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ hours is inadequate for this purpose, he will consider the possibility of granting a day's leave with pay to the workmen employed in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich and other Government factories under the control of the War Office in order that they may visit the exhibition?
§ Mr. S. WALSH
I regret that I am not in a position to make any special 209 recommendation in this matter in regard to workmen employed by the War Department. As my hon. Friend will appreciate, the extra charge upon public funds involved by the grant of a special holiday with pay for the purpose indicated would be considerable.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Will the right hon. Gentleman again consider the matter, in view of the fact that many private firms are adopting the course which is now suggested?