§ Mr. JESSE COLLINGS
asked the Secretary of State for War how many men offered themselves as recruits during the year 1910; how many of them were, on medical inspection, rejected as unfit for service, and how many of those passed as fit for service were, within three or six months of enlistment, discharged as unfit for service; and whether he will give the same information with regard to the year 1911?
§ Colonel SEELY
I would ask the right hon. Gentleman to refer to pages 45, 47, and 57 of the General Annual Report for last year (Cd. 6065) for full information on this subject. The figures for which he specially asks are as follow:—
Year emding. 30–9–10. 30–9–11. Offered themselves as recruits (served with notice papers) 63,751 65,724 Rejected by medical officers (both before and after attestation, but before joining units) 13,735 12,304 Discharged within three months of enlistment for medical reasons 551 516 No information regarding discharges for medical reasons of men with between three and six months' service is available.
No information regarding discharges for medical reasons of men with between three and six months' service is available.