HC Deb 28 January 1918 vol 101 cc1325-6W

asked the Minister of National Service whether, as the result of the further concession by the Government announced by him on 21st January, officers or men who have been discharged from the Army in consequence of disablement, other than those referred to in Section I (b) of the Military Service (Review of Exceptions) Act, 1917, will no longer be liable to be required to submit themselves for re-examination under that Act?


It is assumed that, in referring to Section I (b) of the Act, the hon. Member refers to Section 1, proviso (b) which relates only to certain classes of discharged men, since Section 1 (b) includes all discharged men. Instructions have been given that no men who have served in the armed forces during the present War and have been discharged on the ground of ill-health, are to be called up for medical re-examination pending further instructions, and that any outstanding calling-up notices issued to such men arc to be suspended. Detailed instructions are in course of preparation which will embody the machinery required to give effect to the concession to which the hon. Member refers.