HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 c1139W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that the method of dealing with the exemption of chemists from military service by relation to the population, of areas has resulted in a position at Dorking where the Advisory Committee's recommendations, if used as a basis of the tribunal's decision, would cause exemption to be withheld from a married chemist, who is the qualified proprietor of an establishment doing the largest and most important dispensing business in the district, while exemption has been granted to the young unmarried assistant of a competitor who is himself over military age; and will he consider the desirability of directing that, as far as possible, the exemptions of chemists should apply preferentially to qualified proprietors on whom the responsibility of a business rests?


Inquiry is being made respecting this matter.