HC Deb 23 August 1916 vol 85 cc2680-1W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that wounded soldiers who are sent to be treated in hospitals in Belfast and neighbourhood are landed from hospital ships at Dublin and forwarded by train; and, as this involves a long and tedious railway journey, especially trying to wounded men in hot weather, if he will give instructions for hospital ships to proceed direct to Belfast, seeing that the Harbour Commissioners are prepared to provide a suitable berth, with a covered shed for the reception of patients?


This point will be carefully considered.