HC Deb 12 July 1905 vol 149 c390
MR. FULLER (Wiltshire, Westbury)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what financial provision he proposes to make to enable officers commanding Volunteer battalions to defray the expense of medically re-examining the men under their command.


There is no reason to suppose that the service will appreciably add to the necessary expenditure of Volunteer corps; and it is not, therefore, proposed to grant any special allowance. But the matter is receiving consideration.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Volunteer medical officers have private practice which would be considerably interfered with by their having to examine hundreds of men?


I understand that in many cases arrangements are being made by commanding officers to have the men examined in camp.