HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 c2109W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that application forms for passes to enter the proscribed area north of Inverness, have entirely run out in the Glasgow and West of Scotland districts, with the result that all who wish to visit the prohibited area are held up indefinitely, apart from the merits of their claim to be allowed to enter; and, if so, whether his Department will supply fresh forms without delay or accept applications on other forms, in view of the fact that this is the holiday season in the West of Scotland and that many of the workers there are desirous of visiting their former homes within the prohibited area?


My hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. As the forms referred to are issued to the police through my Department, I understand that there was a temporary shortage of application forms in Glasgow and one or two other districts in the West of Scotland, but fresh supplies of forms were sent at the end of last week.