A PEER'S SCHEME
LONDON, March 13.. In the' House of Lords, Lord Willougliby de Broke introduced a Bill to create an Imperial force to supplement the Territorials by making the youth of the middle and upper classes compulsory. liable to nine mouths' military /training before the age of 21, and afterwards to a fortnight's •camp', annually. : Public (school boys, 'undergraduates, and persons with incomes of £400 and over are among those liable. Youths physically defective are to pay extra income-tax. _ Lord Willoughby de Broke said it was the duty of the upper classes to furnish an example to the masses. Lord Haldane described the" measure as unworkable.
The debate was adjourned
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914
COMPULSORY SERVICE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8818, 14 March 1914
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