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Detention Barracks (Prisoners' Medical Examination)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether any medical examination for fitness is made on admission of a prisoner to detention barracks; and, in the absence of such examination, will he take the necessary action?

A soldier sent to a detention barracks is medically examined before he leaves his unit and again on admission to the barracks.