HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 c371W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel were on sick leave when their service with the armed forces ended in each of the last three years. [806961]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Details of the number of Service personnel deemed to be on sick leave at any one time are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Technically, however, Service personnel are not deemed to be on sick leave at the time of discharge, as they qualify for "terminal leave", or "invalidity leave" if being discharged for medical reasons.

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