HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 cc1834-5W
Captain Earl WINTERTON

asked the Prime Minister whether, following the precedent recently set in the case of the wholesale and distributing trades, he will cause to be known the number of men who have joined His Majesty's Forces from, and the number of men of military age still remaining in, the theatrical and journalistic professions, respectively?


I regret these figures are not available.

Captain Earl WINTERTON

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether steps were taken before sending to the Press the recruiting advertisement headed "Is your conscience clear," to see that the newspaper proprietors who published this advertisement did not themselves employ on their editorial or mechanical staffs an undue proportion of men of military age?


I am not aware that any particular case can be made against newspaper proprietors in the matter of releasing their employés for military service. Newspaper proprietors and managers are among the general public to whom the question has been issued.