§ Colonel YATE
asked whether the 395 married and 242 single men of military age and medically fit now employed by the National Health Commissioners of England and Wales and the National Insurance Audit are to be called up for service, and, if so, when?
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
Every effort has been made, and is being made, by the Commissions referred to to release members of their staff as and when they can be spared. Out of a total male staff at the outbreak of war of 1,424, only 278 were over military age. Of the 1,146 of military age 612, exclusive of those medically unfit, had been released on the date of the return, and a further 144, making 756 in all, have since been released. Questions in regard to the National Insurance Audit Department should be addressed to the Treasury.