HC Deb 16 February 1899 vol 66 c1111

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the alleged breakdown on many occasions of the Army Medical Service, and of the improvised civilian transport service (to augment the efficient and small Army Service Corps), during the manœuvres on Salisbury Plain last autumn, steps will be taken to place those services on a more comprehensive and efficient basis, and adequate for peace manœuvres on a large scale or for active service?


There was undoubtedly a strain during the manœuvres, but the report of the Commander-in-Chief shows that nothing deserving the name of a breakdown occurred in the medical or transport services. Certain proposals in respect both of the Army Medical Service and the Army Service Corps will be explained when the Army Estimates are brought in.