HC Deb 22 March 1917 vol 91 c2071W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether it is in accordance with War Office instructions that military representatives at tribunals are opposing the exemption from military service of skilled mechanics in shipbuilding yards; and, if not, whether the Army Council will issue a definite instruction to military representatives to consent to exemptions in these cases and to review cases where, under a mistaken view of the national interest, exemptions have been withdrawn?


No instructions appear to be necessary, as men engaged in the shipbuilding and repairing yards are not being posted for service with the Colours, except by agreement with the Admiralty.