HC Deb 04 May 1900 vol 82 c755
MR. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the numbers of the Army Pay Department and Army Service Corps in South Africa are below the recognised proportion to the other troops in the field, and are in point of fact proportioned to a field force of some 60,000 men only; whether permanent injury is being hereby inflicted on the health of those so overworked; and whether the Secretary of State will consider how this may be remedied with as little delay as possible.


The answer to the first paragraph is in the negative; the numbers are proportioned to the total force in South Africa. Though these officers and men are working very hard, no reports have been received of any injury to health beyond that incidental to active service.