HC Deb 05 May 1919 vol 115 cc598-9W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Home Office is informing conscientious objectors who are Post Office servants that they cannot be released from its control until the Postmaster-General is willing to take them back into his service; whether the Postmaster General is stating that he cannot take these men back while they are under Home Office control; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made with a view to an improved co-ordination?


The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the negative. There has been no lack of co-ordination between the two Departments. The hon. Member may, however, be glad to know that the men in question are, by the recent decision of the Government, released from the control of the Committee on the Employment of Conscientious Objectors, and are now free to seek re-employment.