HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 cc1964-5
97. Mr. LYNCH

asked whether any offer has been made to the War Office of a motor operating-theatre; and, if so, whether a fair trial will be given to this system with the view of reducing the rate of mortality from abdominal wounds?


So far as I am aware, no offer of a motor operating theatre has been made to the War Office, but the question of sending motor operating theatres to the front has been brought to notice, and has been carefully considered in communication with our expert advisers overseas, with the result that it has been decided not to send any motor operating theatres to the front, as the opinion of our expert advisers on the spot is that their provision would not diminish the rate of mortality of abdominal wounds.