HC Deb 19 May 1919 vol 116 cc60-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Private W. J. Loveluck, No. 482223, Labour Corps, Cardiff, has received notice calling him to the Colours; that his two brothers have been in the Army since August, 1914; that one of them has been seriously wounded; that the other is still serving in Palestine; that Private Loveluck has only one eye and was for that reason rejected in 1915; that he is at present the only man to assist his father on a farm of 110 acres, except the wounded brother who can do only very light work; and that if he is taken to the Army it will be impossible for his father to successfully work the land which the Government has demanded him to plough up for food production; and whether, having regard to the facts in this case, he will issue orders for the cancellation of the calling-up notice?

Captain GUEST

The selection of men for retention on the land has been placed in the hands of local agricultural committees.