HC Deb 10 May 1927 vol 206 cc185-6

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Reports on the health of the Army for 1923 and 1924 were only published in 1926; and whether he can take steps to see that the Reports for 1925 and 1926 are published at an early date, and that, in future, these Reports should be published within a reasonable time of the period to which they relate?


During the past two years special steps have been taken to bring the issue of these Reports up to date, and the Reports for 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925 have all been published since the beginning of 1925, that for 1925 having been issued two months ago. My hon. Friend will appreciate that the collection and collation of information and statistics from all parts of the world makes it impossible for publications of this kind to appear close on the period to which they relate.