HC Deb 16 July 1912 vol 41 c196
21. Mr. HUNT

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the Special Reserve are a part of the Army, he will in future arrange that the average age, height, minimum and maximum chest measurement, range of expansion, and weight of recruits for the Special Reserve shall be given in the Annual Report on the health of the Army?

Colonel SEELY

I regret that I can add nothing to the reply which I gave to the hon. Gentleman in answer to similar questions put on 7th March, 22nd April, and 7th May.


Why, if the Special Reserve is part of the Army, are they treated differently? What can possibly be the difficulty of doing what I ask if the men's measurements are put down when they are measured by the medical officers; is not the present method followed to make us think that the physique of these soldiers—


The hon. Member is making a speech.