HC Deb 04 December 1916 vol 88 cc674-5W
Mr. H. LAW

asked whether the medical examination of candidates for Woolwich and Sandhurst takes place during the entrance literary examination; whether the result is published while the latter examination is still going on, thus discouraging further effort on the part of the candidates who nevertheless, having a right of appeal, are bound to finish such examination; and whether he will consider the possibility of holding the medical examination some weeks before the date fixed for the entrance examination so that, in case of rejection, part of the expenses now incurred by parents may be saved and candidates themselves spared useless labour?


Candidates are recommended to attend a preliminary medical examination before starting on their studies, and if they do this they will know what is likely to be the outcome of the subsequent official medical examination. This is held during the literary examination in order to save time after the result of the examination is declared, and also saves parents the expense of another journey to London.