HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 cc1029-30
8 Mr. Graham White

asked the Minister of Labour, whether there are any facilities for the radiological examination of recruits for His Majesty's Forces in cases where it may appear necessary; and whether in view of experience following the last war, he will consider making such examinations general?

Mr. Bevin

In any case in which they consider it desirable, the medical boards which examine recruits for His Majesty's Forces arrange for radiological examination before determining the man's grading. A suggestion that all recruits should have a radiological examination was fully considered last year by the Medical Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of Lord Holder, and the Committee decided that its adoption was impracticable.

Mr. White

But not undesirable?

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir; it is a question of equipment and staff.

Mr. McGhee

Is it not a question of calling up those who have served in this work, which makes it impossible to carry out the scheme?

Mr. Bevin

Equipment is a very big problem.

Sir Francis Fremantle

Is not the question of personnel to interpret the results still more important?

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