HL Deb 20 November 1917 vol 26 c1086

LORD CHARNWOOD had the following Motion on the Paper—

To move to resolve—(1) That the extension in any way of the indulgence now shown to conscientious objectors would be unjustifiable unless accompanied by measures for the permanent forfeiture on their part of the protection they receive from the State. (2) That no person who has applied for exemption (conditional or total) from military service on the ground of conscientious objection ought thereafter to be permitted to teach in any school or college supported or assisted by public funds.

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I heard to-day from His Majesty's Government that it would be convenient to them that I should postpone this Motion, and of course I am very glad to do so. I understand that Wednesday in next week will in all probability be convenient to the Government; that being so, I shall put my Motion down for that day.