HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c689W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether men rejected on medical grounds under the Derby scheme, and afterwards taken under the Military Service Acts, are regarded as conscripts and denied the priority in demobilisation awarded to Derby men; and, if so, whether he will remedy this grievance by treating them as Derby men?

Major NALL

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a man who was several times rejected on offering to enlist under the Derby scheme ought to be regarded as a Derby man when finally called up under a relaxed medical standard?


I regret that I can add nothing further to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Wrexham on Monday last, to the effect that, after careful consideration, it has not been found practicable to adopt this proposal.