HC Deb 21 March 1889 vol 334 c400
DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

asked the Secretary of State for War when the Committee of Inquiry on the Army Medical Department would begin its labours; and whether he could state its composition to the House?


The Committee has held a preliminary meeting to-day. The Earl of Camperdown is Chairman of the Committee. The Navy is represented by Admiral Hotham, C.B., medical interests by Dr. Graham Balfour and Mr. N. C. Macnamara, and and the hon. Members for Wigtownshire, Portsmouth, and Leicester have also joined the Committee, the hon. Member for Portsmouth being the Army representative; and I propose to add one more civilian Member.


why not strengthen the Committee by putting on it a medical officer of personal experience in connection with the services?


It has been thought that the medical officers in the Services had better give evidence, and that they should not be put in the position of judges.