§ MR. LYON PLAYFAIR
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he proposes to lay upon the Table any explanatory Papers showing how far the proposed changes in regard to the new Army Medical Officers will affect the future pay of Surgeons who entered under the old rules, and what bearing the proposed short service in the Army Medical Department is likely to have on the long service Medical Officers in India and in the Navy?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, that all the information which the hon. Member asked for would soon be laid before the House. He would not go into any detail; but he might say generally that the future prospects of surgeons who entered under the old rules would be beneficially affected by the promotion they would receive at an earlier date. He was unable to say what bearing the proposed short service in the Army Medical Department was likely to have on the long services of medical officers in India and in the 1800 Navy, as that was a matter which would be tested by the operations of the new rules.