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Armed Forces: Training

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL8629, tabled on 30 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of recruits to the Armed Forces who take sick leave return to complete their training.

Answered on

7 October 2020

Whilst the Ministry of Defence records the medical employability and deployability of Service personnel, more specific information about the level of sickness absence in the Armed Forces is not held centrally. As at 1 June 2020, medical employability for the trained UK Armed Forces was 98 per cent.