asked the Secretary of State for War how many men were discharged from the Army between September, 1939, and VJ-Day as psychiatric cases; how many were discharged on medical grounds, other than psychiatric grounds, not due to wounds received in action; how many were discharged as a result of wounds received in action or as a result of enemy action; and how many of those discharged on psychiatric grounds were classified as frontline troops who had been under enemy small arms or artillery fire.
Approximately 109,000 men were discharged from the Army between September, 1939, and VJ-Day on psychiatric grounds; 288,000 on account of other diseases and accidental injuries; 26,000 on account of injuries due to enemy action. I regret that the information asked for in the last part of the Question is not available.
When will the information asked for in the last part of my Question, which is of considerable interest to a large number of people, be available?
It would be quite impossible to produce that information without a wholly disproportionate amount of work