HC Deb 11 June 1883 vol 280 cc201-2

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, having regard to the grave charges and insinuations freely brought in evidence before Lord Morley's Committee, and in the Press, against Medical Officers in the late Egyptian war, he will take care that the Vote in the Army Estimates relating to the Medical Service of the Army (Vote 4) is taken at a time when those interested in vindicating the conduct of those officers will have ample opportunity of doing so; can he now name the day on which that Vote will be taken; and, will adequate notice be given of the day selected for taking the Vote?


, in reply, said, that it would be necessary for the requirements of the Public Service to obtain some Votes for the Army during the course of the present month; but as the Medical Vote was comparatively small in amount, and as the discussion to be raised upon it would probably take a considerable time, he proposed to postpone the Vote until the next following evening on which the Army Estimates were put down. As to the date on which Vote 4 would be taken, he hoped to be in a position to make a statement to the House on the night this month which, as he had stated, would have to be dovoted to the obtaining supplies for the Army.