HC Deb 02 August 1944 vol 402 cc1392-3W
Major Morris

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that No. 14567454, Lance-Corporal W. F. Hudd, medical category B 1, suffers from flat feet, varicose ankles and veins and performs the duties of a military policeman under extreme pain and difficulty; and, as he is a foreman bricklayer, under present conditions would be better employed at his trade, will he consider releasing this man from his military duties in order that he may perform his civilian duties.

Sir J. Grigg

Although this non-commissioned officer suffers from the disabilities mentioned, these were not sufficiently serious, when he was last medically examined, to preclude him from carrying out his duties as a noncommissioned officer in the Corps of Military Police. He has not made any complaint on account of his disabilities in the eleven months during which he has been serving in his present unit. I regret that I cannot release this non-commissioned officer in present circumstances. If a request for his release on industrial grounds is submitted by the Department concerned it will, of course, be dealt with in the normal manner.