HC Deb 12 December 1955 vol 547 c139W
111. Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for War why National Service men who have been rejected from another Service on the grounds that their low medical category is such that they could not be sent abroad are not only accepted by the Army but sent abroad to areas in which hostilities are taking place.

Mr. F. Maclean

The other Services have fewer vacancies than the Army for National Service men in the lower medical categories, and a man's rejection by them does not necessarily mean that he is unfit to serve in the Army abroad provided suitable employment can be found for him.