HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 c2937W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the Army medical boards are now permitted to pass for different classes of military service men with serious bodily defects; whether a man totally blind in one eye is considered fit for garrison duty; whether he appreciates the complication that might arise on the question of compensation, much to the disadvantage of such a man, if, in the event of his having a claim against a former employer for the loss of one eye, he should have the misfortune to injure the other eye whilst serving with the Colours; and whether these men will be called up for service?


Men with one eye are considered eligible for some forms of military service. In reply to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend on the 21st February.