§ 92. Mr. John Hall
asked the Minister of Defence what percentage of recruits for the Services are rejected on grounds 188W of physical unfitness and illiteracy, respectively.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
Figures for January-October, 1963:
Navy … 13.7 per cent. Army … 11 per cent. Air Force … 8.8 per cent
No illiterate man would be considered as an applicant and no figures are therefore available.