§ Mr. JAMES MASON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether any agreement exists between his office and the Board of Agriculture to exempt all county agricultural organisers from military service and, if so, what were the reasons for exempting the whole class irrespective of local necessity?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I understand that many of the agricultural organisers are engaged on important work in connection with county war agricultural committees. The arrangement referred to was made at the request of the Board of Agriculture, and that Department is being asked to reconsider its request. The total number of men involved is thirty-five.