§ 45. Sir A. MARKHAM
asked the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government propose to introduce legislation to deal with men domiciled in this country of military age who have gone abroad or to Ireland to escape military service?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I do not think this is a matter which can be dealt with by legislation, but all possible administrative steps have been taken, and are being taken, to prevent men of military age from leaving this country without the permission of the Government, and to recall those who went abroad before the War or during its earliest stages.
§ Sir A. MARKHAM
If a man is a British subject domiciled in this country and is at present abroad, is it a fact that he will be under no disabilities if he returns to this country after the War, and is it not a fact that in all Continental countries a man who does not join loses all his civil rights?