HC Deb 12 July 1916 vol 84 c308

asked whether the temporary exemption of men, passed for garrison service, applies to unattested men as well as attested ones, if they were examined by the medical board before 1st June last; and does it make any difference if such men go before the medical board first and attest afterwards?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, subject to the proviso that the men must have received a certificate of exemption. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, but I would point out that there are comparatively few men who can still attest and join a group. There are only those who were previously rejected as unfit and lads who were born in 1898, and who have not yet attained their eighteenth birthday.