HC Deb 03 July 1902 vol 110 cc696-7
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it has been brought to his notice that the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons have determined, unless certain concessions are made in the new warrant for the Army Veterinary Department, to advise their graduates not to enter the Army; and whether, in view of the fact that every veterinary medical society in the United Kingdom has passed a similar resolution, and that for some years the supply of candidates for the Army Veterinary Department has been insufficent, he will give consideration to the suggestions of these veterinary societies.


Yes, Sir. I have received a letter to this effect from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the president has been informed that the questions involved are under consideration, but I cannot promise that the concessions demanded can all be made.


Will the right hon. Gentleman carefully consider the question of the Army rank—which is the main question?


Yes, but consideration has been given to it before and it has now been found practicable to grant the concession.