HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 c1340W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the number of male British subjects of military age still residing in France and other European countries; and whether, in view of the unfairness to British subjects resident in those countries who have voluntarily enlisted, and in view of the growing demand for men, he will now consider the extension of the Military Service Act to such cases?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to the hon. and gallant Member for the Enfield Division on the 24th October. I would add, in supplement to what was there stated, that it is not at present intended to introduce legislation.