HC Deb 23 November 1916 vol 87 c1607W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the sluice gate of the upper weir, at Rhayader, on the River Whey, was recently maliciously destroyed by explosives; and that four of the water bailiffs in the service of the Whey Board of Conservators were brutally assaulted by a gang of forty to fifty men, the majority of whom consisted of local inhabitants of military age; and whether he will suggest to the local recruiting officers that some of the superabundant energy thus displayed might be turned into a more profitable channel by the recruitment of the persons concerned for the Army?


I will have a copy of my hon. and gallant Friend's question sent to the local military authorities for their attention and consideration.