HC Deb 04 April 1887 vol 313 c360
MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Mr. J. Fleming, Veterinary Surgeon-in-Chief of the Army Veterinary Department of the War Office, is the same Mr. Fleming, F.R.C.V.S., who holds the appointment of Head Veterinary Surgeon to the North Metropolitan Tramway Company; and, if so, whether it is consistent with the proper discharge of his official duties that he should also hold a paid appointment in a Commercial Company?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

, in reply, said, it was not a fact that Mr. Fleming held the appointment referred to in connection with the Tramway Company, which had its own staff of veterinary surgeons, but he had been sent for from time to time for consultation when any serious disease had broken out among the Company's horses. These consultations had not interfered in any way with his work; but, on the contrary, the experience so gained, especially as to glanders, had been of considerable advantage to the Service.