HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 cc2911-2
112. Mr. P. J. MEEHAN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that the result of various examinations of the eyesight of James Moran, 10, Thorngate Road, Paddington, by private oculists, and at ophthalmic hospitals, recorded his vision at longest range with glasses as follows: right eye 6/18, left eye nil, which means his eyesight is 60 per cent. below normal; if the minimum standard of eyesight for the Army has been defined one-quarter of the normal in one eye and less in the other without glasses; if he is aware that this man, who is semi-blind from hereditary disease, has been passed fit for military service by a tribunal and a medical board; and if he will state why the standard of eyesight has not been adhered to in Moran's case?


An inquiry is being made into this case.