HC Deb 30 March 1920 vol 127 cc1055-6
15. Mr. GRUNDY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the public appeals being made, in connection with the Nation's Fund for Nurses, for charity for nurses who gave their services to the country during the War; whether the treatment of these nurses has been such as to render appeals for charity necessary; whether he knows or will ascertain the identity of the voluntary aid detachment nurse Juliet, referred to in the public appeal as a nurse who went through the War and who now suffers from bad eyesight and shattered nerves and in precarious circumstances; and whether, in order to remove doubts, he can make a statement as to the treatment accorded to nurses who served during the War?


Nurses temporarily employed by the War Office during the War have received pay and allowances on appropriate scales, and have been treated in case of disability on the same lines as members of the Queen Alex- andra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. The War Office is not responsible for nurses employed by the British Red Cross Society or other organisations. If the nurse to whom the hon. Member refers was employed by the War Office and he is not satisfied that she has received proper treatment, perhaps he will let me have further particulars.