HC Deb 07 December 1954 vol 535 cc36-7W
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.

Mr. Watkinson

The following are the figures:

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.

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