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Unfit for Service

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were advised that due to a medical condition they were unfit for service in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Navy in each of the last five years, broken down by medical condition. (116616)

The Defence Analytical Services Agency has recently carried out a full validation review, with the medical directorates in each service, of the data they hold on medical discharges from the UK armed forces and their causes for the 12-year period 1994-2005. The results for this period will be compiled for analysis over the coming months. The data for 2006 are not currently available for a similar validation exercise.