HC Deb 25 May 1916 vol 82 c2282

asked the Under-Secretary for War why the recruiting medical board for East Suffolk is at Bury St. Edmunds, which is in West Suffolk, instead of in Ipswich; whether he is aware that Bury St. Edmunds is very difficult to reach by railway from towns in the East of Suffolk; whether he is aware that the Appeal Tribunal for East Suffolk and the Ipswich local tribunal have asked that a medical board might be set up in Ipswich on account of the inconvenience and expense of sending men to Bury St. Edmunds; whether the Director of Recruiting has recommended that a more central place should be chosen; and whether he proposes to establish a medical board in Ipswich?


asked the Under-Secretary for War why the recruiting medical board sits at Bury St. Edmunds, in the area of West Suffolk, the population of which at the last Census was 116,905, instead of at Ipswich, in the area of East Suffolk, with a population of 277,155; and whether, as the railway communication with Bury St. Edmunds does not compare with that of Ipswich, he will arrange for the transfer of the board to the latter town or the establishment there of a separate board?


Yes, Sir. Arrangements have been made for a recruiting medical board to assemble at Ipswich and to commence work there on the 29th May. It will sit daily on and after that date.