HC Deb 04 March 1926 vol 192 cc1602-3
41. Mr. ATTLEE

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the Report on recruiting for the Army for the year 1925, showing that 52,207 candidates for enlistment were rejected as unsuitable on physical and medical grounds; and whether, in view of this state of physical degeneracy, he will make it clear to local education authorities that nothing in Memorandum 44 is to be taken as discouraging any expansion of the school medical service?


I am aware of the Report referred to in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 18th February last to the hon. Member for Mile End (Mr. Scurr), a copy of which I am sending him.