HC Deb 06 November 1911 vol 30 cc1442-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any improvement in the health of the boys in the Duke of York's School has taken place since it was transferred from Chelsea to Guston, near Dover?

Colonel SEELY

The reply is in the affirmative. The epidemics which caused so much inconvenience at Chelsea have practically disappeared. The very marked improvement in the health of the boys will be seen from the following figures:—

Year ending July, 1910. Year ending July, 1911.
Total admissions for sickness 418 294
Average number constantly sick 19.48 7.45
Average sick-time to each boy 14.13 days 5.41
Average duration of sickness in each case 17.03 days 9.25