HC Deb 07 June 1915 vol 72 cc83-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether those now employed in hut construction or upon other Government works in the military camps in Wiltshire and elsewhere, who are keenly anxious and well fitted to serve in the Army or Navy, although their pay will be decreased thereby, will be permitted to do so; and, if so, what steps they should take to enable them to realise their patriotic ambition?


The situation at present makes it necessary that the men employed by certain firms engaged in hut construction and other Government work in the camps in Wiltshire and elsewhere should not leave their present employment even for the purpose of enlisting. As soon as the conditions make it possible, the men in question will be free to give their services to the State in the capacity of soldiers, if they desire to do so.