Medical Men

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons on 20th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr James Milner Mr James Milner , Leeds South East

asked the Secretary of State for War the approximate number of medical men who, on whatever grounds, have left the Army during the present war?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I am informed that about 800 qualified medical men have left the Army during the present war.

Photo of Mr James Milner Mr James Milner , Leeds South East

Is it not the fact that many of these medical men are quite suitable for utilisation in other capacities in the Army and that they are all qualified medical men who have been removed from the Army or have received then-discharge or something of that sort?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

A great many of them have been, invalided out—more than half of them, in fact.