§ Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for War what was the illness which prevented 3,660 members of the junior division of the Officers' Training Corps from attending camp last year; and whether it was the same cause which kept away large numbers in the preceding year?905W
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
I would refer the hon. Member to the first part of the reply given by me on 9th July. Such information as is available goes to show that the epidemics in question were principally mumps and German measles, and that the same diseases were responsible for preventing a large number of members of the junior division of the Officers' Training Corps from attending camp in the previous year.