§ 76. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Minister of National Service if he is now in a position to report the result of his inquiry into the methods of the Blackburn Medical Examining Board, who are passing totally unfit men into the Army?
§ Mr. BECK
Inquiries have been made into the methods of the Blackburn Medical Board, and no evidence can be found in support of the allegations made against it. Its examinations are conducted in accordance with the instructions issued by the Ministry of National Service. Only those men whom the board after thorough examination consider fit for Grade 2 are placed in Grade 2. I shall be glad to receive the names and addresses of the known consumptives who have been placed in Grade 1. The instructions of the Ministry of National Service preclude the acceptance of any man suffering from active pulmonary tuberculosis.