§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for War how long a man has to be in the Army before he is sent overseas; whether a man is medically examined before being sent abroad; if he is aware that Private J. Lott, No. 14817533, had only been in the Army 10 weeks when he was sent overseas; and what action he intends taking about this case.
§ Sir J. Grigg
On the general question would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 11th July. In accordance with the usual practice Private Lott was medically examined before he went abroad. He had completed his training and was considered fit for overseas service in the Pioneer Corps.