HC Deb 31 May 1897 vol 49 cc1609-10

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the fact that the largest Naval Reserve station in the kingdom is at Stornoway, island of Lewis, and that no provision is made for the Reserve men in case of accident, will the Admiralty consider the advisability of making some contribution to the Lewis Hospital at Stornoway, seeing that it is the only hospital in the island where accident cases can be received, and is moreover maintained entirely by voluntary contributions?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square

No case of injury requiring hospital treatment has occurred among Royal Naval Reserve men drilling at Stornoway since the Lewis Hospital was built. In the event of any man being hurt and requiring hospital treatment he would be sent to that hospital, and the usual rate of 2s. a day would be paid for his maintenance. There is no reason for making a special contribution to the hospital.