89. Mr. E. HARVEY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. E. Guillaume, who applied on medical grounds for exemption before the Weybridge Tribunal, and was granted it by 532 the tribunal; whether his examination before the Army medical board lasted less than two minutes, after which he was passed for general service; whether he had a medical certificate from the local military examiner stating that he was suffering from internal poisoning; whether the military representative stated to the tribunal that he would suggest that he should be allowed to go into the Army, and that if he was unfit he would soon crack up; and whether any steps are being taken to secure that medical boards and military representatives should pay more attention to medical evidence submitted on behalf of applicants in the interests both of the Army and of the men concerned?
94. Mr. FENWICK
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the case of Mr. Arthur S. Donkin, of Park View, Whit by Bay, who, on the 18th of October last was arrested by men of the West Yorkshire Regiment without any provocation, and after being subjected to indignities and insults was kept under military guard until the following morning when he was released by their colonel who admitted that there was not the slightest justification for the arrest; and, if so, whether he intends to take any steps to punish the persons responsible for such arrest and to compensate Mr. Donkin for the treatment to which he was subjected?
§ 100. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give instructions to the recruiting officer, at Gosport, who is named Major Organ, that under the Military Service Act a man cannot be called to the Colours so long as his appeal to the tribunal is undecided, seeing that Major Organ, wrote to Mr. B. R. S. Spaull, on 22nd June, saying that he must join the Army, although he had an appeal to the Central Tribunal undecided?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Inquiries are being made about the matters dealt with in these questions, and, with the permission of the hon. Gentlemen, the Under—Secretary of State will send them the results of the inquiries by letter.
Might I ask for an answer to the general part of my question, namely, Whether any steps are being taken to secure that medical boards and military representatives should pay more attention to medical evidence submitted 533 on behalf of applicants both in the interests of the Army and of the men concerned?