§ Mr. STANTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will consider the advisability of fixing a rule that in all cases where the other sons of any family have fallen in the service of their country the last remaining son shall be transferred to home service, or that at least he shall have the option of home service?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I regret that, in the present circumstances of the military situation, it is not possible to lay down any hard and fast rule as is suggested, but I can assure my hon. Friend that the Department will continue, as in the past, to give sympathetic consideration to all cases of the nature mentioned which are brought to the notice of the authorities.