HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 cc616-7W
Professor Hill

asked the Minister of Labour what was the nature of the medical examination on which a gunner of an anti-aircraft Z battery, Royal Artillery, of whose name and unit he has been informed, who is stated to have been born with no fingers on his left hand, to be blind in one eye, to be subject to periodical deafness associated with chronic catarrh, and to be backward in mental development, was accepted for the Army?

Mr. Tomlinson

This man was examined in the usual way by one of the medical boards set up under the National Service Acts and was placed in Grade II. The Board found his right eye to be defective and were aware of the congenital absence of fingers on the left hand. I may add that he has now served in the Army for 10 months and has not, so far as I am aware, been discharged.