HC Deb 07 June 1915 vol 72 c83W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that a statement is being circulated that 1,000,000 men who have presented themselves at the recruiting offices have been rejected as physically unfit; and if he will point out to the Censor the advisability of suppressing statements so calculated to injure national prestige?


I have no knowledge of any such statement as that referred to. If it has been made, it need not necessarily be taken as implying a low standard of physical efficiency in the country. It might equally well be interpreted as demonstrating the high standard required of our recruits.