HC Deb 06 March 1890 vol 342 cc124-5
DR. FARQUTHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War which of the recommendations of the Committee on the Army Medical Department will involve a largely increased expenditure?


Considerable increase of charge is involved in each of the following recommendations: That the 50 brigade surgeons should be the 50 senior surgeons-major (or surgeons-lieutenant-colonel, as they are called in the Report); that medical officers on the Active List should be substituted for the retired officers employed at home: that medical officers should be attached for a definite period to regiments and corps; that the tour of foreign service should be decreased; that three months' special leave should be given every seven years; that service shall date from entry at Netley; that higher pay should hi given in India to certain ranks.