§ 44. Mr. CECIL HARMSWORTH
asked what steps are being taken to release from service with the Colours men who are physically unfit for any sort of arduous military duty and whose return to civil employment is desirable in the interests of the Army itself and of the trade of the country?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Men who are physically unfit for arduous military duty but who can be usefully employed in the Army to relieve men who are under training to go overseas are retained in the Service for this purpose. There are at present insufficient of these lower-grade men to relieve from employments and fatigues all the fit men under training. Men who cannot usefully be employed in the Army are discharged at once, unless they are likely to recover soon.
§ Mr. ASHLEY
Is the right hon. Gentleman taking steps to substitute women in the indoor departments?