HC Deb 22 March 1917 vol 91 cc2071-2W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state the terms if the instructions issued with the object of preventing any undue pressure on men who had joined the Army when they were over thirty-eight years of age to which the Financial Secretary to the War Office referred in the answer he gave to the hon. Member for Dartford on 9th November last?


Instructions were issued that, where the nature of the previous employment of recruits rendered it desirable, the period of preliminary training, during which the full equipment, etc., is not worn, should be extended and that the training in route marching should proceed by very gradual stages.