§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of naval ratings borne during the financial year 1913–14; and the number invalided with tuberculosis, also for the financial years 1921–22 and 1924–25?
The numbers of naval ratings and Royal Marines invalided with tuberculosis during the three years in question were 192, 235 and 179 respectively. The average numbers borne were 130,490, 110,823 and 90,527 respectively.
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of men invalided from the Navy with pulmonary tuberculosis during the year 1925; and the number of these whose disease was claimed not to be attributable to the Service?555W
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The number of men invalided from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines with pulmonary tuberculosis during the year 1925, was 189. The number of these whose disease was considered not to be attributable to the Service, was 187. It is believed that a certain number of these 187 men claimed disability pensions from the Ministry of Pensions on the ground that the invalidating disability was attributable to War service. The results of these claims are not. known at the Admiralty.