§ 68. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the shortage in Royal Army Medical Corps officers in the Army; how many civilian doctors are employed instead; and what is the extra cost, if any, to the Exchequer?
§ Captain KING
The shortage of Royal Army Medical Corps officers is 86. Of these 30 would be under instruction at the Royal Army Medical College and elsewhere, leaving a shortage of 56 officers doing duty, which is made up by employing 21 non-regular officers and 35 civilian practitioners. No extra cost to the Exchequer is involved.