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Extended Age For Emergency Service

Volume 66: debated on Wednesday 26 August 1914

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I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the seriousness of the tremendous struggle in which the country is now engaged, it is not in the interest of national safety and the discharge of international duty to permit men between the ages of thirty and forty years, who are sound in health and anxious for service, to enlist in the Emergency Army now being created to support the Regular forces during the present War?

This is a point which will not be lost sight of by the Government.