HC Deb 11 December 1900 vol 88 c492
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it has been brought to his notice that the wives of non-commissioned officers and men in the Royal Reserve in receipt of separation allowance have been refused medical attendance for themselves and their children in cases where they do not happen to live within a mile of a military medical man or civilian practitioner in attendance on troops; and whether, seeing that Reserve men came forward voluntarily at a time of national danger, are only temporarily employed, and consequently cannot conveniently alter their domestic arrangements, steps will be taken to place the families of all of them upon an equal footing as regards medical attendance, irrespective of their abode.


The families of soldiers of the Royal Reserve are being treated on the same lines as those governing the medical attendance of the families of soldiers of the Regular forces. The same privileges have been extended to them when separated from their husbands. It is not possible to provide medical attendance for those residing at a distance from military headquarters.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Reserve occupy a totally different position?

[No answer was given.]

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