HC Deb 17 June 1898 vol 59 c573
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he can state whether there are sufficient Army medical officers in the United Kingdom to meet the full requirements of two Army corps upon a war footing, without denuding the military medical establishments of the United Kingdom of their entire executive staff, and thus disorganising the Army Medical Service both at home and abroad?


The Army Medical Staff, when at full strength, is fully adequate for the two Army corps. Recently the Medical Staff has been under strength for reasons which have been discussed in this House. In case of general mobilisation there is a reserve of 268 medical officers on whom we can call.