HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1780W
Mr. J. Grffiiths

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the proportion of applicants for enlistment in the Army who have been rejected on the grounds of physical unfitness in the past 12 months; and if he can give separate figures for the areas of South Wales, North-East and North-West England, Scotland, and the southern counties of England?

Sir V. Warrender

The answer to the first part of the question is 16 per cent. in the year ended 30th September last, which is the latest date to which I can give figures. As regards the last part of the question, I can only give separate figures for the 13 recruiting areas in Great Britain. Following are the figures: