§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has now received any answer to his telegram to Lord Kitchener with regard to the possibility of setting free and conveying home the medical officers who volunteered for service in South Africa, many of whom have been out from home much more than a year, exposed to heavy work and risk from contagion and otherwise.
§ MR. BRODRICK
Lord Kitchener has not yet been able to release civil medical officers apart from those whose engagements have terminated. If circumstances admit of it, all possible consideration will be shown.