§ Sir H. NIELD
asked the Minister of National Service whether he realises that under the system which is now in force, whereby there are different standards of grading for the older men, a man who under the former practice if placed in Grade 3 was not called up, whereas a man coming within the extended military age whose health would formerly have caused him to be placed in Grade 3 is now placed in Grade 2, and as such is now liable to be called up?
§ Mr. BECK
The principles underlying the medical grading of men have been in no way changed. A condition of ill-health which would lower grading in a younger man would have a similar or greater effect on an older man. I cannot, therefore, accept the suggestion conveyed in the latter part of the question.