HC Deb 21 May 1953 vol 515 cc171-2W
89. Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for War the nature of the tests recently conducted by the Army authorities among National Service men so as to determine E.S.7, backwardness, and E.S.8, illiteracy.

Mr. Head

Two tests of educational attainments are given to all National Service men on joining the Army. They are written tests, one of arithmetic and the

for what alternative employment they may be suitable, and every effort will be made to place them in the Doncaster area or elsewhere.

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