HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 c526
35. Sir A. MARKHAM

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether the Secretary of State for War refused to give his consent to private persons sending out to Egypt private hospitals at their own expense; and whether, as a consequence, when the wounded from the Dardanelles arrived at Alexandria they were sent to the German hospital to be nursed by German nurses?


Private hospitals were not and are not required in Egypt. As I stated yesterday, the arrangements for the reception of the wounded at Alexandria were adequate in all respects. I think the General Officer Commanding in Egypt exercised a wise judgment in making use of the German hospital. In fact, he would no doubt have been criticised adversely in this House and outside if he had failed to make use of all the suitable accommodation which was at his disposal.