HC Deb 02 July 1877 vol 235 c597

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he is aware that, though nearly one hundred fresh men have entered the veterinary profession during the last three months, no candidates have offered themselves for the fifteen vacancies now existing in the Army Veterinary Department; and, if he will state what immediate measures he proposes to take, in order to make this branch of the service more popular in the veterinary profession?


in reply, said, that no candidates had offered themselves for the 15 vacancies now existing in the Army Veterinary department. Many schemes had been submitted to the War Department for the purpose of making that branch of the Service more popular with the Veterinary Profession, and were now under consideration; but until the probable cost and the result of such schemes had been inquired into he had not thought it right to make any proposal on the subject.