HC Deb 03 August 1906 vol 162 cc1599-600

To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the object of the annual Return giving the measurements, etc., of all recruits, whether they pass medical inspection or not, which is made under Army Form B 215.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) This Return gives valuable information as to the physical development of the recruit-giving class, and aids the War Office in framing standards for recruits. The information also affords statistics of the general condition, trades and callings of those who offer themselves for enlistment.