§ 24. Mr. Martin
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet been able to arrange for 11057595, Sapper L. V. Moody, to be examined by a specialist, as recommended by his private doctor and by an Army psychiatrist; and whether, in view of the long delay in this matter, he is satisfied that the medical and administrative arrangements of the Army are adequate to their present duties.
The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Griģģ)
Yes, Sir. This man was examined by a specialist last Tuesday. Two earlier appointments were made for him to see a specialist but on the first occasion owing to the rush of Christmas mail and on the second occasion owing to his posting to another unit the letters notifying the appointments did not reach his unit in time for him to see the specialist. This is regrettable but I do not think my hon. Friend would be justified in drawing any conclusions from this about the medical and administrative arrangements in the Army.