§ MR. STACPOOLE
asked the Secretary of State for War, If he would explain to the House why the principal Veterinary Surgeon to the Army is permitted to hold office for an indefinite period, when the heads of all other branches of the service are periodically changed; and under what warrant he does so?
MR. GATHORNE HARDY
, in reply, said, there was no Warrant relating to the holding of his office by the principal Army veterinary surgeon, and there was no regulation fixing the period during which he should hold the office. Whether it would be prudent to make a change, and put him on the same footing as the Medical Director General of the Army, was a question well worthy of consideration.