Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether attested married men desirous of joining the Royal Garrison Artillery before their groups have been called up have been refused permission to do so by the recruiting authorities at Leeds and elsewhere, while at the same time unattested men were accepted?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I understand the men in question were refused because it was thought that a certain number of men who had not attested under the group system, and were not liable under the Military Service Act, might be willing, if they were allowed, to go into the Royal Garrison Artillery. The Royal Garrison Artillery is being opened to group men as well as to unattested men.