HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2163-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that men of military age and fitness have enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps but have not been called up for service and have been allowed to remain for considerable periods in private employment, as chauffeurs and otherwise, and have not been permitted to engage in military service or other useful work; and whether he will take steps to ensure that these men shall be forthwith utilised in military service or some other useful work?


Inquiries have I been made, and as far as can be ascertained the suggestions in my hon. and learned Friend's question do not apply to the R.F.C. In one case in particular, which I understand he has in mind, the man is marked off in the military register' as having been accepted for the R.N.A.S.