HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 cc1663-4W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Minister of National Service whether the exemption granted to Mr. A. P. M'Dougall, Commissioner of Live Stock for Scotland, has been withdrawn on the ground that an exemption granted for the reason that the holder's services were needed on his farm could not hold good when he had accepted an appointment under Government; and, if so, whether Mr. M'Dougall will now be called to the Colours like others of his age and circumstances?


The exemption formerly held by Mr. M'Dougall in respect of his occupation as a farmer was withdrawn by the Dumbarton Tribunal. This exemption would, in any case, have lapsed, in view of the fact that Mr. M'Dougall had ceased to be wholly employed as a farmer. The exemption he now holds was granted under Section 2 (2) of the Military Service Act, 1916, with the concurrence of the Minister of National Service, in the circumstances stated in the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on the 21st ultimo.