HC Deb 05 March 1917 vol 91 cc39-40
71. Mr. WATT

asked the Parliamentary representative of the Air Board whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience and expense entailed on candidates in Scotland for service in the Air Department, in that they have to come to London to be interviewed and medically examined, which practice puts Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom situated far from London at a disadvantage as compared with the Home counties; and will he make or suggest some arrangement whereby the examining medical man will go to such candidates at stated intervals?


A special medical examination is necessary for candidates for the Royal Flying Corps in view of the special circumstances of that arm. This has been held hitherto before a candidate was accepted; but it has now been decided to accept candidates passed fit for general service and to hold the special medical examination during their cadet course. Candidates will therefore be interviewed in other places than London.