HC Deb 26 June 1888 vol 327 cc1265-6
DR. TANNER (Cork, Co., Mid)

asked the Secretary of State for War, What number of retired medical officers are now re-employed; what additional number it is proposed to re-employ; and, whether, subject to good behaviour, such officers, when re-employed, have claim to serve till 65 years of age, the limit of age fixed by Regulation?

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

Forty-six retired medical officers are at present employed. The question of extending the system of re-employment is at present under consideration. Such officers are re-appointed for five years, and if they continue to be required and are still efficient the term may be extended till they reach the age of 65 years.