HC Deb 13 October 1942 vol 383 c1508W
Sir I. Albery

asked the Secretary of State for War how many men have been invalided out of the service suffering from duodenal ulcers; and whether any inquiry has been made as to the cause?

Sir J. Grigg

I regret that it is not in the public interest to give the precise figures but I can inform my hon. Friend that the proportion of men invalided from the Army suffering from duodenal ulcers is about 11 per cent. of the number invalided on account of all diseases. There is no evidence to show that Army life renders men more liable to duodenal ulcers than they would be in civil life and I am satisfied that no special inquiry is necessary.