HC Deb 09 April 1891 vol 352 c134
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Volunteer surgeons are now promoted to brigade rank; and, if so, whether it is the intention to promote to a similar rank the senior Militia surgeons, some of whom have been serving before the Volunteer force was instituted?

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

The reason why the Volunteers have this advantage is because they are organised by brigades, and the rank of brigade-surgeon is conferred in recognition of the increased responsibility attached to the principal medical officer of a brigade.