HC Deb 03 November 1909 vol 12 cc1969-70W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will explain why medical men who are Territorial officers receive daily pay when in camp, but when deputed, as in March last, to examine recruits and men seeking promotion as non-commissioned officers were told by their commanding officers that fees were contrary to regulations?


No fee is prescribed; but a grant of one shilling is made to an association for each recruit passed. These grants form a fund from which fees for medical examination of recruits can be paid if necessary. It is, however, anticipated that in most cases the medical examinations will be conducted by the Royal Army Medical Corps of the Territorial Force as part of their military duties, as was done in the case of the Volunteers. No officer of the Territorial Force is paid for duties outside camp or training.