asked the Secretary of State for War if he has decided that because a man was in an exempted occupation during the War, or in a low medical category, he is therefore exempt from substitution; whether he is aware that neither of these reasons are admissible under the terms of the Lytton Report; whether representations have been made to him by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury that he should substitute the non-service publicity officers retained in his Department; and why he has not accepted the advice of the Treasury and joint substitution board in this matter?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative and that to the second part is in the affirmative. In regard to the remainder of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the replies which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friends the Members for Moss Side and Harborough on 19th and 27th June respectively.