HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 cc2092-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is now in a position to state why the Crowndale Road Medical Board passed A. G. Hopkins, of Charlotte Street, Islington, for general military service notwithstanding the fact that he is suffering from consumption and is a patient at Mount Vernon Hospital, Hampstead; why, when he produced a certificate as to his state of health, his examination was postponed, although he was informed that the doctor who attended to consumptive cases had left; if he has now received a report with reference to the examination of W. H. Spong, of Highbury Hill, by the medical board sitting at Crowndale Road, who was passed by them for general military service, notwithstanding the fact that he has had a severe fracture of the skull which has been stitched up, that he has a fractured arm, and further that he is totally deaf in one ear; and will he state why, when the Islington Tribunal asked for a special examination of this man to be made and the medical board appointed the 30th June, at nine o'clock, for Spong to attend no further examination was made?


A. G. Hopkins, of Charlottee Street, Islington, and W. H. Spong, of Highbury Hill, will both be reexamined.