Lower Grade Men.

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1942.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Minister of Labour whether any, and which, persons in Grade III, have been mobilised for appropriate military or other service in their age groups?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Some men who had been placed in Grade III by reason only of defects of vision were called up in 1940, but the vision standards have since been reviewed and these men would now be placed in a higher medical grade. Under present arrangements Grade III men are not in general called up for military service but are considered for transfer to work of national importance if they are not already so employed. Approximately 17,650 men in the medical Grades III and IV had been transferred in this way up to the end of January last.