HC Deb 05 March 1919 vol 113 c392
26. Mr. ACLAND

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the disabilities suffered by women medical officers employed in military hospitals owing to their not being allowed, under the Army Act, to hold Army rank; and, if so, whether he will have this legal disability removed in view of the pledge in the Government's election manifesto to remove all existing inequalities in the law as between men and women?


I am not aware that women doctors employed in military hospitals suffer disabilities on this account. A large number of civil medical practitioners are employed full time in such, hospitals under exactly similar conditions. As regards the latter part of my hon. Friend's question, I would refer him to the reply given on Monday to the hon. and gallant Member for Islington (East) to the effect that it is not proposed to introduce legislation on this point during the present Session.