§ 14. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the normal hospital staff at Gibraltar is too small to be able to cope with 35 unexpected patients, or whether there were other reasons, and, if so, of what nature, for the despatch of four nurses to Gibraltar to nurse the wounded from the "Deutschland"?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
The staff of the Military Hospital, Gibraltar, is adequate to deal with a normal number of patients. The 55 casualties from the "Deutschland" were abnormal.