§ Colonel YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the arrangements whereby the Commissioners of the Royal Chelsea Hospital provide artificial limbs at the public expense to soldiers who while serving have lost a limb in consequence of wounds, disease, or injury, include officers as well; and, if not, will arrangements be made to include officers?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to Article 647 of the Pay Warrant, which has been in force for many years, and provides that an officer who has been wounded in action and who has thereby lost an eye, a limb or a tooth, or sustained any other injury necessitating the use of an artificial appliance, may be granted such sum as the Army Council consider sufficient to defray the necessary expense of providing the artificial appliance.