HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 c2107W

asked if doctors employed in Egypt for a year have been informed that they must remain for a longer period; and, if so, whether such doctors might be allowed to return to this country and to exercise their right of appeal to the professional committee?


Yes, Sir, temporarily commissioned Royal Army Medical Corps officers serving in Egypt who would on ceasing to serve as doctors become subject to the provisions of the Military Service Act have been retained beyond the termination of their year's contract. Their retention was necessary in order to provide adequately for medical requirements. It is hoped, however, that they may be able to return to this country at an early date when reliefs are available.