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Discharge Certificate

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give instructions that the entry in the discharge papers issued to a soldier discharged as no longer physically fit for service will be so expressed as to make plain the reasons for discharge?

The inclusion on the discharge certificate of the specific nature of the disability would in many cases be to the detriment of the ex-soldier who in seeking employment is asked to produce his discharge documents. It is therefore considered that no change should be made in the present practice.