Medical Discharges

Defence written question – answered on 18th October 2004.

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Photo of Paul Keetch Paul Keetch Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have been medically discharged from each of the three Services since 2002; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

The numbers of medical discharges from the armed forces (both trained and untrained UK regular personnel) are given in the following tables (all figures have been rounded to the nearest 10):

Naval Service
Financial Year
2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Trained 420 350 290
Untrained 130 60 60
Total 540 410 350
Army
Financial Year
2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Trained 470 490 340
Untrained 620 560 610
Total 1,090 1,060 950
RAF
Financial Year
2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Trained 140 110 260
Untrained 20 20 20
Total 170 130 280

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