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Tuberculosis Cases

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 3 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether a man serving with the Royal Air Force is immediately discharged if he is found to be suffering from tuberculosis; and what is the maximum period for which he would be entitled to receive his Service pay in such circumstances?

Airmen found to be suffering from tuberculosis are retained in-the Service and remain on pay during treatment if there is a reasonable probability of their becoming fit for duty within a period of 9 months in the case of trained personnel or 4 months in the case of those still under training. Airmen who are to be invalided from the Service are granted 28 days leave with pay before being discharged.