HC Deb 16 November 1916 vol 87 cc1015-6W

asked the Secretary of State for War what has resulted from the inquiry into the action of Lieutenant Hiscock, recruiting officer, Gravesend, who granted an exemption to F. C. Honeysett, conditional whilst employed by the Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers (1910), Limited; whether exemptions will be granted on condition that the man remains in the service of one particular employer; whether Lieutenant Hiscock has granted any more such exemptions; and, if so, how many?


As the hon. Member has been informed, the recruiting officer endorsed in error some certificates of exemption issued by him with the condition that the man should remain in the service of a particular employer. His mistake has been pointed out to him, and the whole question will come before the tribunal for decision.