HC Deb 04 July 1899 vol 73 cc1407-8
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a Deputy Inspector-General has recently been appointed in charge of the Royal Hospital at Haslar, instead of an Inspector-General, though there are three officers of the latter rank available for service at Haslar; and if such appointment has been made, will he explain why the three Inspectors-General have been passed over.


Yes, Sir, the facts are as stated. The reason for my choice is that I was determined to select the best man I could find, irrespective of seniority or etiquette, for the administration of the great Naval Hospital at Haslar, which I regard as one of the most important hospitals in the kingdom, and for the efficiency of which I am responsible.