§ Mr. HENNIKER HEATON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether veterinary surgeons are eligible to receive commissions in the Veterinary Corps of the Territorial Force, and be gazetted to or attached as transport officers of field ambulances; and whether officers of a field ambulance are allowed to count service during the South African war as civil surgeons towards promotion and in lieu of the proficiency examination?
§ Mr. HALDANE
Veterinary surgeons are eligible to receive commissions in the Army Veterinary Corps, Territorial Force, which is now in process of construction. There are no appointments in field ambulances for veterinary surgeons as such, but they, in common with other non-medical gentlemen, are eligible for appointment as transport officers in these units. Officers are not allowed to count any service as civil surgeons towards promotion or in lieu of the proficiency examination.