§ 35. Major HUNT
asked the Minister of National Service whether the National Registration Act is now being used for the purpose of the conscription of discharged men?
§ Mr. BECK
The information derived from the registers compiled under the provisions of the National Registration Acts is used in connection with the administration of the Military Service Acts. In view of the very wide measure of protection given to discharged men by the new Military Service Act, it is to the advantage of such men to be registered under the National Registration Acts, so that they may be identified, and obtain the benefits of the provisions set out in the First Schedule to the recent Military Service Act.
§ 36. Major HUNT
asked the Minister of National Service whether men who have been discharged for medical reasons can now be conscripted between the ages of forty-one and fifty one?
§ Mr. BECK
The position of men discharged from the Army on medical grounds with regard to liability for re- 2306 newed military service is detailed in the first Schedule to the Military Service (No. 2) Act, 1918. Paragraph 4 of that Schedule sets out the three classes of discharged men who are excepted from the provisions of the Act.