HC Deb 25 July 1950 vol 478 cc45-6W
101. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for War the medical categories of National Service men now employed in Army pay offices on duties formerly performed by civil servants; and how many men in each of the higher medical categories are now so employed.

Mr. Strachey

The fitness of soldiers for service is assessed under the Pulheems system of medical classification. While the information requested in the Question is not available, the assessments of about 85 per cent. of all the National Service men employed in Army Pay Services correspond to the Pulheems employment standard "Forward Everywhere."