54. Sir F. HALL
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that many Members of Parliament voted for the Military Service Act, 1918, because of the direct promise given that Conscription would be applicable to Ireland; and whether, in consequence of the inability or undesirability of the Government to carry the measure into effect as regards Ireland, he will consider as to the advisability of withholding the operation of the Act to men over forty-five years of age until the Regulations which were made applicable to Ireland are carried out?
Sir F. HALL
Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to answer the first part of the question? I think I am right in saying that it was not answered on the occasion of the previous question.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that he promised to resign if this policy was carried out, and why did he not do so?