HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2164W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Gunner J. Douglas Nickels, of the Honourable Artillery Company, is a chartered accountant, and that the City of Liverpool Tribunal last July exempted him I for three months, with no right of further appeal; and whether, having regard to; the need of the skilled services of chartered accountants for the purposes of the War, he will say what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


Gunner Nickels might have appealed against the decision of the Liverpool Tribunal in July, but appears not to have done so. I understand that he joined the H.A.C. voluntarily, and is fit for general service I would also remind my hon. Friend that the country has greater need at present for fit and efficient soldiers than accountants. I do not think, under the circumstances, that any action is called for.