HC Deb 02 May 1940 vol 360 c923W
Colonel Burton

asked the Minister of Labour the number of citizens of Eire ordinarily resident in this country who have elected to join the Imperial Forces; what percentage this represents to the whole number called up; and whether those who decline to serve have been or are to be repatriated to Eire?

Mr. Assheton

I cannot give the statistics asked for by my hon. and gallant Friend. As regards the last part of the Question, if a British subject liable to service under the Act and resident in this country failed to comply with the requirements of the Act, the usual steps would be taken to enforce compliance.

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