HC Deb 25 November 1952 vol 508 cc24-5W
59. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that discharges from the Army for stomach ulceration between August 1914, and the end of 1915 were only 709 whilst in a comparable period in the Second World War they amounted to 23,574; and what inquiries are being undertaken, in conjunction with the civil health authorities, to ascertain the reason for this increase and to set on foot researches directed to some remedial action.

Mr. Head

I am aware of these figures, but the incidence of this disease in the Army is lower than in the civil population. The Army medical authorities carefully watch the trend and keep in very close touch with all research work going on in this field.