HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1562
31. ViscountWOLMER

asked whether it is a fact that among the medical officers now serving with the Armies of Occupation there are a number of obstetric surgeons and recognised specialists in infant welfare; and, if so, whether he will give instructions that these officers should be speedily demobilised so that their special knowledge shall find wider scope than is likely in their present employment?


Individual medical officers are demobilised at the request of the Ministry of National Service and the selection does not rest with the military authorities. I may add, however, that the rate at which doctors of all kinds are being demobilised is by no means satisfactory, and I have given directions which I trust will result in a substantial acceleration.