HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 cc900-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that many soldiers are now being classed as conscripts and retained in the Army on the grounds that they did not attest under the Derby scheme; whether lie is aware that many of these men offered themselves several times under the Derby scheme but were rejected as being unfit for military service; and whether, seeing that these men did all possible to join the Army as volunteers, he will now place them in the same position, so far as demobilisation is concerned, as the men who were passed fit for military service at the time of attestation under the Derby scheme‡


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Wrexham on the 27th instant.