HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c859W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give statistics covering the rate of sickness in the Army conscript by comparison with the experience before the introduction of conscription?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

During August, 1939, the average number of sick was eight a thousand in the Militia, and thirteen a thousand in the Regular Army at home. The figure for the Regular Army at home was the same in August, 1938. Separate figures are not available for the period since the war began.