§ Lord CLAUD HAMILTON
asked what are the special circumstances which called for the creation of the appointment of Inspector of Medical Services; and what are the particular duties performed by this officer which are not already performed, and have been in the past, by administrative Army medical officers of divisions and districts?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The appointment of Inspector of Medical Services was made on the recommendation of the Inspector-General of the Forces with a view to placing the Medical Services in line with the other arms of the Service in regard to independent inspection. The special duties of the inspector are to report to the Army Council as to the manner in which the sanitary and administrative work of the Army is being carried out and to assist in co-ordinating methods of medical inspection. These duties are fully set forth in paragraph 26, King's Regulations.