§ Mr. THOMAS
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?
§ Mr. FORSTER
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.