HC Deb 08 March 1915 vol 70 c1165W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether some extension can be given to the very restricted rule under which at present the issue of badges to workmen is limited to those of recruitable age in the employ of British armament firms whose services are indispensable for the execution of certain selected Government contracts; whether large contracts are current with British firms for the supply of spades, shovels, picks, and other tools and articles indispensable in campaigning; and whether the grant of badges can be extended to any of the workmen engaged under these contracts?


This question is receiving consideration.