HC Deb 25 February 1901 vol 89 cc1018-9

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any physical standard has been fixed for the recruits who are now being accepted for the Imperial Yeomanry; and, if so, will he state what it is; and are the physical measurements taken of those who have been enlisted, can he state what is the average chest measurement and height, and whether any qualification as to character or antecedents is required.


The physical standard and the qualifications of character are laid down in Army Order 40 of February, 1901. I am afraid I cannot give he average measurements without requiring an amount of computations and abour which it would be unreasonable to ask from a heavily worked Department at a moment of pressure.