§ Mr. SHEPHERD
asked the Postmaster-General whether it is the custom when an ex-service man applies for a post under his Department for inquiries to be made of the Ministry of Pensions as to the applicant's medical history while in the Service; and whether postmasters have been circularised to this effect?
§ Viscount WOLMER
In the case of ex-service candidates for established employment, or for employment leading to establishment, the Regulations provide that, where the man has been invalided from the Forces, or has been at any time in receipt of a disability pension, particulars regarding his disability should be obtained from the Ministry of Pensions. It is the practice to obtain the man's written consent before this information is applied for. The information is required in connexion with the medical examination which the candidate has to undergo to determine his physical fitness for employment in the Post Office.