HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c243W
130. Mr. Low

asked the Secretary of State for War to how many men on the Class Z Reserve and other Army Reserves he is issuing warning notices of call-up for 15 days' service; how he is arranging to replace men released from call-up on hardship grounds; and what is the latest date on which any Reservist required to service for 15 days during 1951 will receive notification.

Mr. M. Stewart

The number of men on the Class Z Reserve to whom warning notices will be sent will not exceed the figure of 235,000 already announced. It is not intended to replace men exempted from call-up on hardship grounds. In reply to the last part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Penrith and The Border (Mr. Scott) on 6th February.

Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any persons in receipt of disability pensions who are on Class Z Reserve are liable for call-up this summer.

Mr. Strachey

Class Z reservists in receipt of disability awards are liable for recall for training, as it does not necessarily follow that a man in receipt of such an award is unfit for service. Reservists who are known to be below the required medical standard will not be recalled.