HC Deb 20 March 1917 vol 92 c615W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the policy of the War Cabinet that the production of food is more important than the recruitment of men for the Army has been communicated to the military representatives; and, if not, will it be done at once?


Instructions were issued to recruiting areas on 24th February that the necessity for maintaining food production must not be lost sight of, and that therefore opportunity should be given to the local agricultural representatives to confer with recruiting officers regarding the calling up of available men.