HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1689-90

asked the Secretary for War how many medical appeal boards have been set up and in what parts of the country; and whether he can state by what means a man who is convinced that he has not received fair treatment by the first medical board can get in touch with the Appeal Board and so obtain re-examination?


One special medical board has been set up in London. Men who after being passed fit for service by a recruiting medical board and convinced that they have not received fair treatment can produce evidence to that effect before the tribunal. If the tribunal consider that the men have not been correctly classified by the recruiting medical board, and the case goes to the special medical beard in London, arrangements are made for the man's travelling and subsistence during the period he is away from home.


May I ask whether the chairmen of the various tribunals in Scotland have decided that provision could not be made on account of the expenses involved; and, under those circumstances, could not an Appeal Board be established in the capital of each country?


I hope that the answer I have given will remove that feeling.