HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 cc1270-1
17. Lieut.-Colonel W. GUINNESS

asked the Chief Secretary whether the Auxiliary Division have the same quota of the Royal Army Medical Service attached to them as would be provided in the case of a corresponding number of troops employed in active military operations; and whether they have special ambulance cars allotted to them for the conveyance of wounded men?


The Auxiliary Division is not provided with its own special medical transports. Ambulances and other necessaries of medical equipment are borrowed from the regular forces as and when required, and this arrangement has been found to answer satisfactorily.

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

Has the attention of the Attorney-General been drawn to the terrible sufferings of many of the Auxiliaries who have been wounded in the Longford Camp; will he make further inquiries and consult the Director of the Royal Army Medical Service in Ireland as to what steps have been taken to prevent a recurrence of these terrible occurrences to men suffering from grievous wounds who have often been left lying in the open without proper attention?


I will certainly bring this matter to the attention of the authorities.


In the case of the Longford Camp there is a gross scandal in connection with the wounded servants of the Crown who have been left lying about for 24 hours, open to being mutilated by Sinn Feiners because no proper provision was made for them, and because it was not the duty of the Army authorities to convey them to the hospital


The matter is receiving the attention of the authorities.