HC Deb 26 June 1899 vol 73 c589
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state if recruits specially enlisted below the standard as to age and measurements, who are examined periodically by the Army medical authorities, are after the short period of three months' service, if favourably reported upon, retained in the service as effective soldiers, although they have not attained the standard required for enlistment under ordinary circumstances.


Yes, Sir.