HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 c2265W
Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the number of men who enlisted in the Regular Army during 1938 and 1939 and the number of applicants who were rejected on medical grounds?

Sir V. Warrender

The numbers of recruits finally approved for the Regular Army during the calendar year 1938, and during the period 1st January to 31st May, 1939, were 38,827 and 20,197, respectively. The numbers of applicants for enlistment into the Regular Army during the periods in question who were rejected at medical examination were 7,299 and 3,278 respectively.