HC Deb 27 February 1900 vol 79 cc1207-8
SIR WALTER FOSTER () Derbyshire, Ilkeston

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether a supplementary list can be placed in the Army List of civil surgeons employed with the Army in South Africa; and whether a list of the field hospitals, bearer companies, and general hospitals, employed in South Africa, can be placed in the Army List after the medical officers in the Army List, showing the names of officers with each hospital or company.


It is not the practice to insert the names of civilians attached to the Army in the Army list. It would be exceedingly inconvenient to do so, seeing the temporary character of their engagement. In regard to the pro- posal in the second paragraph, the changes constantly in progress following the disposition of the troops would render it quite impossible to keep such a statement up to date.