§ Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of men medically examined prior to call-up for National Service in 1951, 1952 and 1953, respectively; and the approximate total cost of these examinations in each year, including fares, subsistence and payments for lost working time.37W
§ Mr. Watkinson
The following are the figures:
NATIONAL SERVICE MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS Year Number Approximate cost £ 1951 … … 245,308 410,000 1952 … … 274,288 446,000 1953 … … 232,954 414,000
Medical fees, fares, subsistence and compensation for loss of earnings are included in the costs, but not the cost of non-medical staff and other administrative costs.