HC Deb 08 July 1936 vol 314 c1211
89. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that out of 126,443 young persons in Scotland between the ages of 14 and 16 medically examined for fitness to enter employment 1,906 were rejected and 3,816 conditionally certified from 1930 to 1934; and what provisions are being made for those so rejected?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Lieut. - Colonel Colville)

Yes, Sir, but I would point out that 991 of the 1,906 rejections during these five years, and 1,353 of the 3,816 conditional certificates, were on account of pediculosis and other slight affections which are easily remediable without special medical treatment. Many of the young persons rejected were subsequently employed. The care of young persons so rejected will have the consideration of the Departments concerned.