HC Deb 01 August 1952 vol 504 c209W
Colonel J. H. Harrison

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has yet arranged for ex-Japanese prisoners of war, who are called up for further service, to have special consideration given to this fact at their medical examination.

Mr. Watkinson

Yes. My right hon. and learned Friend sent a note to Chairmen of Medical Boards early in March last, asking examiners to pay particular attention to the medical history of these reservists, and to take full account of any condition or disability resulting from imprisonment still present and of any possibility of the reservists' physical or mental condition deteriorating as a result of privations suffered as a prisoner of war. I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy.