HC Deb 20 October 1942 vol 383 c1816
22. Major Milner

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?

Sir J. Grigg

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

Major Milner

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?

Sir J. Grigg

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