HC Deb 30 April 1919 vol 115 c165W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the loss and inconvenience caused to sheep farmers by the instructions issued to shepherds attached to agricultural companies to rejoin their companies at the present time, arrangements can be made so that these men may be retained upon the land until the close of the lambing season?


It is regretted that these men cannot be retained on the land. They will be dealt with in the same way as other soldiers employed on the land, whose recall to military duties has been postponed for fourteen days.