§ 63. Mr. PRIVETT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the authorities of the 439 Alexander Military Hospital on Ports-down Hill, Portsmouth, do not give attention to cases of accident to civilians, which are frequent in the vicinity; and whether he will issue instructions that in all cases of accidents first-aid should be rendered at the hospital?
§ Mr. GWYNNE
I would point out that Army hospitals are not intended for persons unconnected with the Army, and I am not in a position specially to authorise a standing arrangement for the treatment of civilians at any hospital at the expense of Army funds. I am not aware, however, that first-aid has been refused by the hospital referred to in any case where it was requisite on urgent medical grounds. If the hon. Member will be good enough to give me particulars of any incident which he has in mind, I will make inquiries and communicate with him further.