HC Deb 15 November 1916 vol 87 c779

asked thy Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that Army chaplains and surgeons must have special knowledge of the conditions to which wounded and sick men were subject and as to whether there were sufficient doctors, attendants, and nurses, no will take steps to call the attention of the Dardanelles Commission to the necessity of calling men of these professions to give evidence before them?


If my hon. Friend will refer to the Special Commissions (Dardanelles and Mesopotamia) Act, 1916, Section 2, Sub-section (1), he will see that the Dardanelles Commission has had conferred upon it by Parliament full power to obtain the attendance of any witnesses whom it may desire to hear. I do not think there is any necessity for me to bring to the notice of the Commission the value of any particular class of evidence, but if the hon. Member desires to do so, no doubt the Commission would be glad to hear from him.