HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1341-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that numbers of men who were rejected subsequently to 14th August, 1915, and who did not receive notice before 1st September, 1916, to present themselves again for medical examination, have now received notices requiring them to present themselves for service with the Colours; whether these notices have been sent out by error; and what steps ought to be taken by rejected men who have received them?


My hon. Friend speaks of men who did not receive notice before 1st September, 1916. It is, however, the date of despatch of the notice, which would be sent to the last known place of abode, and not the date of delivery, which determines the matter. If any question arises through a man not answering the calling-up notice, the matter will be referred for the decision of the Courts.

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