HC Deb 06 June 1939 vol 348 cc200-1
32. Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in connection with the medical inspection of militiamen preparatory to training, he will take into consideration the desirability that it should include an X-ray examination of the chest?

Mr. E. Brown

The arrangements for medical examination include provision for the services of expert radiologists in all cases in which this is considered by the medical boards to be desirable in order to establish a man's fitness for service. In addition, information in the possession of the tuberculosis officer of the local authority will be available.

Mr. Poole

Would it be possible for a man who has failed in his medical examination for the Territorial Army to be subsequently passed for the Militia?

Mr. Brown

I could not answer that hypothetical question.

Mr. Poole

If a man has made application to join the Territorial Army before the required date, and has been unsuccessful in passing the medical examination by reason of defective eyesight or some such defect, what will be his position then?

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

That does not arise out of the question on the Paper.