HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 cc396-7

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, seeing that under allowance regulations a retired officer who may be recalled to service is to be granted in aid of his outfit a sum not exceeding £100, and that by Royal Warrant it is provided that Army Reserved Officers are liable to be called to Army service at a time of emergency, he will state on what ground the medical officers who have been recalled from retirement to active service have been refused this allowance in aid of outfit which has been granted to all other officers in similar cases; and whether, having regard to the dissatisfaction created by the refusal of this allowance, the War Office will take steps to secure that retired medical officers should not be denied a favour extended to other officers, recalled to active service.


These officers are offered employment in ordinary course as, acting medical officers in charge of stations at home, and cannot be regarded as being in a position analogous to that of officers recalled to service. They are, therefore, not entitled to outfit allowance.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that great dissatisfaction exists among these medical officers?


Order, order!