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« Reply #225 on: Saturday 16 July 16 13:42 BST (UK) »
 
                             Nottingham evening post Saturday 1 January 1916


           CABINET AND COMPULSION. REPORTED RESIGNATION OF SIR JOHN SIMON.

The ten boy correspondent says Sir —John Simon has tendered his resignation. He did not attend either of the two Cabinet meetings which were held yesterday. The Prime Minister has not yet.' accepted the resignation, in order give the Home Secretary an opportunity of withdrawing it. Though it is not expected. This is the reason why an official announcement is not issued. So far, other Minister lies resigned, and hopes are still entertained that the rest of the Cabinet may be kept together. The Cabinet will meet next Tuesday morning to settle the details of the Bill to apply compulsion.

POSSIBLE GENERAL ELECTION. No doubt is entertained, says the Daily Telegraph, that a general Election will take place should any considerable difficulty arise in the passage of the Compulsory Military Service Bill. In ordinary course the existing Parliament will expire at the end of the present month, the measure for extending its life not having yet become law.

 MR. HENDERSON'S ATTITUDE. The Press Association learns that the suggestion expressed in various quarters yesterday that serious division was evident at the Labour conferences on Thursday unduly magnifies the situation. The fact, it is declared, is that Mr. Henderson. View of his Cabinet knowledge, expressed his belief in favour of supporting the policy of the Government, no matter what the immediate cost to Labour. But he declared him completely at- the disposal of his Labour colleagues. It is quite incorrect to say that there . has  been any Labour split. A special meeting of the Executive Committee of the British Socialist party has been summoned for Monday next to review the situation.

UNATTESTED SINGLE MEN.
The Bill to be introduced to the House next week will say the Press Association, probably require the single men who have not attested under Lord Derby's schema to present themselves to the recruiting offices in their districts within specified term of day. and heavy penalties will laid down for failure to comply with this obligation. The intention is that these men shall, far is possible, be dealt with in groups, precisely as though they had voluntarily answered the call, and their enlistment will be subject to all the reservations hitherto laid down. There is a desire that they should be in any way marked out bad  citizens. or unwilling soldiers, or differentiated when they join the ranks, from their comrades who have already answered the call.  It is unlikely that any public statement disclosing detail of the new policy of the Government will be made before the introduction of the Bill.

compulsion is only the disagreeable things you have to suffer as the price of beating Germany. Rather than fail in the task to which the nation has set its hand, they will accept measures ten times more distasteful than compulsion of a small section of the nation which shows itself unworthy of British citizenship.




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                             Nottingham evening post Wednesday 5 January 1916


                                                        OUR LETTER BAG.

                                                 WHAT OUGHT TO BE DONE.

Sir if the  Government were led by such men— who have got more rattle than one hears in a tinker's shop—as singular male—l mean " A Single Man —I think I should all very soon be pleased to go and reside amongst the merry niggers.—I  am, sir . Double You, Double You. 
Sir I quite agree the need for a very eligible fit man, and proud of Tommy and Jack, but " A Single Man does not say what he is doing. Both my sons are doing their bit. but I am a collier with a family and invalid wife, and I have  to consider expenses, what with war funds, ambulance levies for the convoy which it will remembered was contributed for by the Nott’s, and Derbyshire miners a few months ago, also the price on everything is being double. Would your correspondent be ready to risk his life in a coal pit six days a week? As regards soldiers' wives, why do they not return home, if will your correspondent please give a little account of himself? —I am. Sir, 

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« Reply #227 on: Saturday 16 July 16 13:49 BST (UK) »

                                                          Military service act

                                         Nottingham evening post 3 February 1916

                                                         Press Association.

                                                      MILITARY SERVICE ACT.

                                        TO COME INTO OPERATION A WEEK TO-DAY.

The Press Association says the King signed proclamation at Buckingham Palace to-day under the Military Service Act, 1916, appointing the February for the Act to come into operation. It will be remembered that the Act provided that it should come into force at a date be appointed by the King and notified by proclamation.

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« Reply #228 on: Saturday 16 July 16 13:55 BST (UK) »

you will now start to see and read through the accounts that I transcribe, the People known as the Gipsys, the authorities are starting to realise that our Country is in deep peril, but evan at this late hour a hour to for great minds to come forwards yes they still deride the Gipsys with great dirty insults
                         



                              Sussex agricultural express Friday 5 February 1915


LABOUR SHORTAGE. The Chairman, reporting the meeting of the National Executive, stated that they met a high official of the Board of Agriculture the question was the shortage of labour. He thought the meeting did considerable amount of good, and if their trouble in the future was to be labour, and he was afraid it would be, it would be an advantage to get in touch with the Government through one of its departments, such the Board of Agriculture. Mr. E. J. Bates thought the best way to retaining married men was to fight for Conscription. In his district there were young men of the gipsy class who did practically no work except collecting few rabbit skins. Under Conscription these men would have to go, and the married men could remain on the land.   The Chairman—That point was raised, but did not receive support. I,m afraid  it should prejudice ourselves against large section of people supporting it. The Secretary reported progress in several Branches, and a number of new members were elected. 


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« Reply #229 on: Saturday 16 July 16 13:59 BST (UK) »


                                                 Today's proclamation the result.

                                       Nottingham evening post Thursday 6 April 1916
 
                                                      CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONS.
                                               
                                                RESULT OF REVISION OF THE LIST.

                                                     DELETIONS AND ADDITIONS.

The Press Bureau issued at late hour last night a number of pamphlets dealing with the effect of the further revision of the certified occupations. The new list, which bears the date April 4th, 1916, shows that compared with the previous lists the exemptions in many occupations now apply only to married men and to single men over certain specified ages. In addition this limitation men of all certified occupations except those employed in the railway service and in occupations for which this Ministry of Munitions and the Home Office respectively stand responsible, can only be exempted if they can show that they were similarly occupied on or before the date of the National Register, August 15th, 1915. Certain trades and some occupations (given below) have been entirely removed from the list, and in other cases the list of exempted occupations has been modified.
The general result of all these alterations to reduce considerably the number of exemptions. On the other hand, a few small trades have been added to the list. The certificate covering the occupations marked M.M. (Ministry of Munitions) will expire on May Ist, and afterwards men will only be exempted on the ground of the requirements of munitions work, if they' are entitled to hold a war service badge, certificate, or are on May Ist the subject of appointment for war service badges, upon which a decision has not yet been given by the Ministry of Munitions. As a consequence of this provision some modifications will be made in the list of certified occupations before May Ist.
 
                                                      TRADES ELIMINATED.

The following are the trades which have been removed from the list: Metal, Engineering, and Shipbuilding. Galvanised sheet manufacture, M.M- Tinplate manufacture. Textile Trades. Lace trade. Silk trade. Carpet manufacture. Pilo fabric manufacture. Oilcloth, linoleum, floor-cloth, table basics, and leather cloth manufacture. Clothing Trades. Shirt and brace manufacture (wholesales). Paper, Printing, and Allied Trades. Paper manufacture. Chemical, Oil, Paint, &c., Trades. Printing ink manufacture. Food and Tobacco Trades. Fruit-and vegetable markets (wholesale). Retail butchers' shops. Tobacco manufacture.
 
                                                        EXEMPTION ALTERED.

The list of occupations in regard to which exemption has been altered covers five pages of foolscap printed matter. It includes occupations under the headings of: Mining and quarrying. Metal, engineering, and shipbuilding Textile and allied trades, including the cotton, woollen, worsted, and hosiery finishing industries, ramie spinning, fustian cutting, bleaching, dyeing, calico printing. Clothing trades (boots and shoes). Transport trades. Paper, printing, and allied trades, including cardboard box making and newspaper printing. Brush manufacture. Cement, pottery, brick, and glass trades. Chemical, oil, and paint trades. Leather trade. Food and tobacco trades, including milk, grocery, and provisions. Public and public utility service. The following trades have been added to the list: Mining and Quarrying. Fuller's Earth Quarries —Getter, kilnman. Patent Fuel Works—Foreman, beltman or loader, trolleyman. Metal, Engineering, and Shipbuilding. Electrical Accumulator Manufacture —Departmental manager, foreman, caster, mixer, paster, lead burner, forming man, battery erector. Mica Manufacture (for electrical or scientific appliances)— Departmental manager, foreman, mica machine worker. Nickel Manufacture—All classes workmen. M.M. slag wool maker. Textile and Allied Trades. Woolen Felt Manufacture—Foreman, hardener, < dyer'a labourer, tenderer. Canvas Waterproofing Trade—Foreman, mixer, machine man, calender man. Export Packing Warehouses. Textile —Case packer, press packer (hydraulio and electric), goods hoistman, salesman. Clothing Trades. Clog Making—All classes of workmen. Transport Trades. Ships' Store Warehouses—Buyer, head warehouseman, hoistman, loader, head packer. Paper, Printing, and Allied Trades. Jacquard Card Manufacture —Foreman, machine man. Building, Woodworking, and Allied Trades. Wood Hoop Manufacture—Wood hoop maker, wood hoop bender. Wood Last Factories—Wood last maker. Cement, Pottert, Brioe, and Glass Trades. Sanitary Drain Pipe and Chemical Ware Manufac- kilnman, loader. Fireclav Goods, Manufacture of—Maker, kilnman. Lather .Trades. Comb and gill leather maker. Food and Tobacco Trades. Split Pea and Lentil Trade—Foreman, kilnman, machine minder.

                                              CERTIFICATES TO BE REVOKED.

Accompanying the revised lists is a circular from Mr Long to local tribunals and appeal tribunals enclosing a copy of a new Order in Council making additional regulations under the Military Service Act, 1916, and a copy of new instructions relating to voluntarily attested men. The new regulations applying to cases of men who come under the

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                                     Nottingham evening post Thursday April 13 1916
 

                                                          TO ENSURE VICTORY.

 Sir Arthur Markham on Monday will ask the Prime Minister whether he is still of the opinion of the majority of the Cabinet and Lord Kitchener that the Military Service Act, 1916, will give the country sufficient men to ensure victory.

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                                      Yorkshire evening post Monday 6 march 1916

                                                THE GIPSY AND ENLISTMENT
 
Mr. Walter son-in-law, Colonel Gibbs. the member for Bristol, ask in the House this week whether the gipsy manhood is being brought under the provisions of the Military Service ACT. It IS understood that the tent dwellers did not get a National Registration card. In any case it would affect but few men, as the total number of men Women and child gipsies in this country probably do not exceed twelve thousand. The nomadic habits of your pure-blooded gipsy would probably make him averse from the discipline of an army. But it is suggested that, being traditionally famed as tinsmiths and shoeing smiths, they might be put to munition work or sent into the army veterinary department. Or  Being from time immemorial noted horsemasters they might be invited to lend a hand in the remount department.





                             West Briton and cornwall advertiser Monday 6 march 1916


                                                         Compulsion in Force.

On Tuesday the Military Service Act came into operation, and single men between the 18 and 41 who had not voluntarily attested before midnight on the said day came under the operation of the Act. In other words they were “deemed to have enlisted." An official form, printed on yellow paper, and described on its face as “ Notice paper to be sent to men who belong to the Army Reserve under the provisions of the Military Service Act 1916," has been, and will shortly be sent to each man brought within the scope of the Act. The document bears the following words: “You are hereby warned that you will be required to join for service with the colours  The earliest call is for March 6, and the latest date, among the yellow forms posted on Thursday, was March 20. An addendum the notice states that men who fail to answer it will be treated as deserters. . . An important official notice appertaining to recruiting is, say “The Daily Telegraph," to expected in the course of the next few days. It relates to starred and or "certified men. The Earl of Derby's report stated that more than 600.000 single men attested under his scheme were starred, while 378.071 starred single men did not attest.  A considerable percentage of both these classes of men will probably be called upon to join the colours, or to show cause why they should not do so.

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                                   Derby daily telegraph Wednesday 8 march 1916

                                                    TO-DAY'S PARLIAMENT.
 
                            House of Commons, Tuesday. The Speaker took the chair at 2. 45 

                                           GIPSY BACHELORS AND THE ARMY.
 
Mr. Tennant, answering Col. Gibbs. Said  that where unmarried gipsies were British subjects they were liable to the provisions of the Military Service Act the same as other; persons of less nomadic habits, and steps were being taken secure the service of men to whom the Act applied, without they were confirmed only casual nomads.

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                               Manchester evening news Monday 11 September 1916


                                                          A Wireless Press

Rome message says the Hungarian Government taking a census of the Ziganes (nomad gipsies) in the country, as it is no longer known where to turn for men, and it contemplates using these as auxiliary  troops,