§ Mr. KEATING
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?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
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.