§ MR. ARTHUR JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that married soldiers who are not on the married establishment of their respective regiments have great difficulty in providing medical attendance for their wives and children, who thereby suffer in health; and whether he will arrange that in future these married soldiers shall have free medical attendance for their families?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford)
In cases of illness among the families of men not on the married roll, military medical officers are allowed to give their services if they are sought for, and there is no instance on record of their having been refused. In such cases, medicines may be issued from public stores, at the discretion of the principal medical officer.