HC Deb 16 November 1916 vol 87 cc1019-20W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of No. 29908 Private John Mulherrin, 3rd Inniskilling Fusiliers; whether he is aware that Mulherrin received permission to lodge a late appeal with the Glasgow Tribunal and that such appeal was lodged on the 4th 'September; that before the appeal was heard Mulherrin was arrested as a deserter, fined, and handed over to the military authorities; that on the appeal coming on for hearing the tribunal dismissed the appeal on the ground that, where a man was already in the Army, a claim for exemption could not be entertained without permission of the Army Council; whether such permission is required by statute or otherwise; and, if so, whether it will be given?


Inquiries are being made.

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