§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War (1) what steps he proposes to take in order to fill up the vacancies in, and complete the establishment of, the Army Medical Staff; and (2) whether, in case of mobilisation, the Army Medical Staff is now sufficient for the medical needs of Army corps?
§ MR. BRODRICK
It is intended to give an increase of pay in India and a shorter tour of service there, assistance in forming medical messes at large stations, quarters in barracks where possible, and better opportunities for study on return from foreign service. One or two other matters affecting the service are still under consideration. It is hoped that these additional advantages will increase the number of candidates for this service. My answer to the second part of the question (whether in case of mobilisation the Army Medical Staff is now sufficient for the medical needs of Army corps) is in time affirmative.