§ * MR. H. D. GREENE (Shrewsbury)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether any considerable number of Boers have received medical or surgical assistance in our hospitals, and whether he can state approximately how many; whether any complaints have been received from the Boer Governments, Boer officers, or Boer patients in respect of the medical or surgical services rendered by us, or of the means and appliances provided by us, and whether there is any ground for believing that they have been dissatisfied; whether the medical and hospital assistance requisite for the care of the opposing forces tended by us in addition to our own was foreseen and arranged for; and whether he can state the number of our soldiers who have received medical or surgical aid in Boer hospitals.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
Before the question is answered, may I inquire if the third paragraph of the question is not out of order, seeing that it embodies the expression of the opinion that the assistance was requisite?
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
About 450 Boers have been admitted into British hospitals, mostly for 457 gunshot wounds. No complaints have been received. The probability that we might have occasionally to give medical and surgical assistance to Boers was foreseen, and they received the same treatment and attention as our men. There are no Returns showing how many of our soldiers were admitted to Boer hospitals.