Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour whether he will arrange with the medical boards not to provide men who are mentally ill with any document on rejection under the Military Services Act indicating the reason for their rejection?
This matter is at present under consideration.
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour whether he will give the names of the members of Lord Horder's Committee dealing with the problem of mentally-ill persons being examined by medical boards for service in His Majesty's Forces?
The membership of the committee is as follows:Rt. Hon. Lord Horder, G.C.V.O., M.D. (Chairman).Surgeon Captain C. H. M. Gimlette, M.B., B.Ch., M.R.C.S., L.RC.P., Admiralty.W. Haward, Esq., O.B.E., M.B., Ministry of Pensions.T. D. Kennedy, Esq., M.B., Ch.B., Department of Health for Scotland.Colonel J. A. Manifold, D.S.O., M.B., War Office.Geoffrey Marshall, Esq., M.D., F.R.C.P. (nominated by the Royal College of Physicians).Group Captain D'Arcy Power, M.C., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., Air Ministry.N. F. Smith, Esq., M.B., Ministry of Health.G. C. Veysey, Esq., Ministry of Labour and National Service.R. E. Whitting, Esq., M.C., M.D., Ministry of Health.
The committee, whose terms of reference are comprehensive and are not confined to the matter referred to in the Question, has been appointed to advise my right hon. Friend on medical questions arising in connection with the examination of men by civilian medical boards appointed under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act, 1939, and to make recommendations on these questions and other matters referred to the committee.