§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any, and, if so, what, steps have been taken to carry out the promise given by the First Lord that medical officers in the Navy will be given the opportunities recommended by a Commission and Committee of this House—namely, to be given permission to attend, while on full pay, the medical schools in Great Britain, after certain periods afloat?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
A certain number of surgeons of the Royal Navy, after returning from service afloat, are now permitted annually to attend metropolitan hospitals for a time on full pay, and the experiment has been attended by satisfactory results.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
May I ask whether a similar privilege will be extended to medical officers in the Army Medical Department?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, WAR DEPARTMENT (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
I shall be glad if the hon. Member will give notice of that question.