HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1293
16. Dr. Edith Summerskill

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Army Order 9 has now been withdrawn.

The Secretary of State for War (Sir James Griģģ)

The new Army Order which will supersede the one referred to by the hon. Lady is now with the printer.

Dr. Summerskill

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us why this Order was not withdrawn previously, in view of the fact that I put down many weeks ago a Question concerning this Order, which relates to the treatment of sick men, and the right hon. Gentleman told me he would withdraw it? Yet, as late as last week, the provisions of this Order were still being observed.

Sir J. Griģģ

It is no use withdrawing it until there is something to put in its place, and that process is nearly completed.

Sir H. Williams

What is No. 9?