§ SIR E. HILL (Bristol, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether there is any ground for the allegation that soldiers who have had the misfortune to lose an arm or a leg in the service of the country are allowed to leave hospital without being furnished with an artificial limb; and, if so, whether he will take steps to cause the present regulations to be reconsidered?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Artificial limbs have hitherto been awarded at the discretion of the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital. Lord Lansdowne, however, considers that in all cases of soldiers who have lost a limb in the service of the country an artificial limb should be furnished at the public expense, and a regulation will be issued on the subject.