HC Deb 22 March 1961 vol 637 cc49-50W
84. Mr. C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for War, since of every thousand who joined the Army last year 137 bought themselves out, 51 were discharged on medical grounds and 26 were discharged for other reasons, so that one-fifth of the recruits were out within three months of joining, what are the reasons for this rejection rate; what steps he is taking to rectify the position; and if he will make a statement.

will co-operate fully in the work of the Committee, representing both sides of industry and other interests, soon to be set up in Scotland to keep progress under review and to encourage developments in industrial training.