HC Deb 14 June 1915 vol 72 cc494-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether there is any shortage of battalion medical officers in the Army; if so, what steps are being taken to remedy such shortage; and whether the Army Medical Department is conferring with the official representatives of the medical profession in this country with a view to the better organisation of the medical profession for war purposes?


There is not at present any shortage of battalion medical officers, but more are still required in order that the needs of the New Army and of the Territorial Force may be fully supplied. Considerable numbers are being engaged every week, and the Director-General of the Army Medical Service is receiving every support from the official representatives of the civil medical profession with whom, not only on this but also on other matters affecting the health and well-being of the troops, he is in constant and cordial relations.