§ 13. Sir ROBERT HAMILTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there is in any other Crown Colony a conscription law similar to the Conscription Bill which has received a Second Reading in the legislative council of Kenya?
§ Mr. AMERY
In several Crown Colonies provision for compulsory service exists though not exactly on the same lines as those contemplated in the Kenya Defence Force Bill. Ordinarily the enrolment of those not engaging themselves voluntarily is postponed until, owing to inadequate numbers or special emergency, the necessity should arise.
§ Sir R. HAMILTON
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether in these cases there is an oath of allegiance?