HC Deb 26 July 1916 vol 84 c1699W

asked the Secretary of State for War, if he is now taking in hand on any concerted and remodelled system the question of the substitution of men of military age by men too old for military service or who have not passed the Army doctors?


Yes, Sir; instructions have been issued to recruiting officers and military representatives to develop local schemes of substitution. This method is considered likely to lead to better results than a scheme worked centrally, which could not take adequate account of the numerous local variations and conditions.