13 MAY 1916, Page 3

On Saturday last Mr. Lloyd George addressed a meeting of

his constituents at Conway. In another month he would have accom- plished a year's work at the Ministry of Munitions, and it would then be his duty to render an account of his stewardship to the House of Commons. For the present, he would only say that we had increased enormously not merely the output but, what was more important in a long war, the capacity to turn out munitions. Mr. Lloyd George next touched upon numbers and compulsion, and expressed his pride in our achievements. Nothing now done in the way of compulsion could ever detract from the satisfaction we had in the fact that we were the first nation in the history of the world that had raised purely by voluntary means over three millions of men for any great military enterprise.