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Defence Medical Service

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many absences of Defence medical service staff were recorded at each Ministry of Defence hospital unit headquarters in each year since 2001; and what the reasons were for such absences. (132628)

Defence Medical Services personnel employed in the five MOD hospital units may be absent from those units because they are undertaking military operational duties or training, or are on leave, or for other reasons. All absences are approved and recorded as necessary. However, the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.