HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1707-8
55. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether there are any medical arrangements for the County of London Volunteers; whether he is aware that accidents occur during training on Sundays and that the provision of medical assistance is haphazard; whether he is aware that many doctors would be willing to give their services regularly if they were recognised on the old regimental system whereby they could be allocated to the Volunteers in their own district; and whether he will devise a system which would utilise such men for a very desirable purpose?


A scheme for the formation of a medical service as part of the Volunteer organisation has been prepared, but certain details remain to be settled. It is hoped, however, that the necessary instructions will be issued shortly. The considerations referred to in the question have been borne in mind in framing the scheme mentioned above.


When is it likely to be published?


I hope very soon.