HC Deb 22 June 1925 vol 185 c1079
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.