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Tuesday, 8 November 1938


Mr Thorby y.- On the 19th October, the honorable member for East Sydney (Mr. Ward) asked the following question, upon notice -

What percentage of recruits offering for service in the Australian naval, militia and permanent military forces was rejected in each of the past five years because of physical unfitness?

A reply was given in regard to the information desired so far as the militia and permanent military forces were concerned, and it was promised to furnish the particulars regarding the naval forces when the information was available from the several naval districts. I am now in a position te inform the honorable member that the percentage of recruits offering for service in the naval forces who were rejected on account of physical unfitness in each of the past five years was -







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