Recruits (Durham County).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 6th December 1938.

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Mr. W. Joseph Stewart:

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of persons medically examined for the Army in the administrative county of Durham and the county borough during 1937 and 1938; and the number rejected as medically unfit?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

During the 12 months ended 30th September last, 958 applicants for enlistment in the county of Durham were examined by medical officers, and, of this number, 102 were rejected by them as medically unfit. Figures for the corresponding period ended 30th September, 1937, are 542 and 92, respectively. Separate figures for the county borough are not available