HC Deb 08 April 1897 vol 48 c758
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Army Medical Service is at the present time sufficient, not only for mobilisation, but for medical military needs at home and abroad; and, if not, whether any steps are being taken to increase the staff?


The establishment of officers of the Medical Staff is about 40 under strength. Measures to make good this deficiency are now under consideration.

MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

asked whether it was not the fact that the officers on the retired list were as numerous as those on the active list, and whether steps would be taken to remedy this?


The officers on the retired list are employed on the home service, and there are complaints in consequence that the officers on the active list are debarred from employment on the home stations.