§ Earl PERCY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether a number of civilian medical practitioners are employed for military medical duties at salaries of £150 a year or more; and 2238W whether the services of military medical officers on the retired list are available for the performance of these duties?
§ Mr. HALDANE
One civilian medical practitioner is employed at a fixed salary of £150 a year. Others are employed at various small stations with remuneration at capitation rates, and the total fees in some instances and at some periods amount to £150 a year or more. In cases where a saving would be effected, and retired officers can be found who are willing to undertake the work, appointments are offered to these officers at a fixed salary under Article 449 of the Royal Warrant for Pay, etc. About 70 retired officers are so employed.