HC Deb 06 November 1918 vol 110 c2137W

asked the Minister of National Service whether, in view of the present military situation, he is prepared to suspend the further calling-up for service of married men over the age of forty-five who have families dependent upon them?


I can assure my hon. Friend that the possibilities of any relaxation of the instructions with regard to recruiting—and particularly in the case of men such as his question refers to—are kept under constant and careful consideration by the Government, and as I stated in an answer which I sent yesterday to the hon. and gallant Member for Sunderland we may, I think, legitimately hope that before long some relaxation will be possible.