HC Deb 22 February 1916 vol 80 c559

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether it is the intention of the War Office that medical men now holding commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps, being under forty-five years of age and unfit for foreign service, shall resign the same on the expiration of their present agreement of service?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

Temporarily commissioned officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps under forty-five years of age and unfit for foreign service are not permitted to retain their commissions after the period of service for which they engaged has expired. No further commissions are being given to men under forty-five years of age unless they are physically fit for active service. It is hoped by these methods to set free men who are physically capable of undertaking general military duties and who have hitherto been employed in war hospitals in this country or have been engaged in private practice.