§ 42. Sir WILFRID SUGDEN
asked the Secretary of State for War the manner in which quartermasters of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army) are appointed; whether the appointment is a whole-time appointment; and what percentage of the number of such quartermasters are ex-regular Royal Army Medical Corps non-commissioned officers?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
As regards the first part of the question, the officer commanding the unit, after consultation with the County Association, forwards a nomination for the appointment, through the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, to the Wax Office. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. As regards the third part, 35 per cent. are ex-regular Royal Army Medical Corps warrant or non-commissioned officers.
§ 43. Sir W. SUGDEN
asked the Secretary of State for War how many quartermasters of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army) possess the qualification of pharmacist; and whether offers from qualified pharmacists of their services in this capacity will be considered by the Army medical authorities?
§ Mr. COOPER
None of the quartermasters at present in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army) possesses the qualification of pharmacist. If a qualified pharmacist were recommended for appointment as quartermaster, his claim would gladly be considered by the War Office. But at present there are no vacancies for such appointments