HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 c166W
93. Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for War what medical grade 23129688 Sapper J. E. Lock was in when called up to the Army three months ago; what it is now; and, in view of his defective eyes and feet as well as a deformed finger of the right hand, what consideration has been given to his discharge.

Mr. F. Maclean

Sapper Lock's medical grading when he was called up was Grade II (a) (vision and feet). After he completed his initial training he was reassessed as fit for service in any part of the world but not primarily in a fighting rôle in a forward area. This re-grading was due to his finger disability which makes him unable to perform rifle drill or heavy lifting. He is capable of performing suitable military duties and the question of discharge on medical grounds does not therefore arise.