HC Deb 23 March 1888 vol 324 cc184-5
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the intention of the War Office to prolong the period of foreign service for officers of the Army Medical Staff; and, whether, in the event of such an event taking place, any compensation will be given for the increased risk?

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

The length of the term of foreign service will be extended by one year in all departments in the interests of economy, and for the purpose of lengthening the period of service at home. As the service of an officer is available wherever Her Majesty may require it, no case for compensation arises.