HC Deb 06 February 1918 vol 101 cc2243-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that men over forty years of age, not employed in the fighting line but on dock area work, have now been continually at work in France ever since the War started; and whether, under these circumstances, he will arrange for an exchange between these men and others now employed on exactly similar work at home, under Government control, and especially enlisted for the purpose?


This matter is now receiving sympathetic consideration, and I hope that arrangements may be made to meet. the cases referred to by my hon. Friend.