HC Deb 16 November 1916 vol 87 cc1018-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War by what legal authority the recruiting officers are sending forms containing a number of questions to be answered by men having certificates of exemption; and, particularly, by what authority the recruiting officer requires the exempted men to notify any change of address to the nearest recruiting officer?


A recruiting officer is authorised under the Military Service Act and under the Defence of the Realm Regulations to call upon the holder of a certificate of exemption to produce his certificate or give particulars as to the authority by which the certificate was granted and the ground on which it was granted. A man is not legally bound to notify changes of address to the recruiting officer, but it is in his own interest to do so.