HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 cc25-6W
Mrs. White

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is satisfied with the procedure for the medical examination of boy recruits for the Royal Navy; and if he will consider obtaining a second opinion if the boy fails in one respect only, for example, colour vision, and the boy's parents wish to appeal.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

The answer to the first part of the Question is, "Yes." I am always ready to arrange for the reexamination of individual boys where good reasons are given, but I have no evidence of any need for a regular system of appeals.