HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 c1480W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the present policy of transferring the trained men from the Army Pay Corps to combatant units and substituting new men in Category B is impairing the efficiency of the Department; and can he give an assurance that thorough medical examination is made to establish the correct category prior to transfer?


Yes, Sir. I am aware that the pay offices, like other concerns, have to make sacrifices to feed the fighting line, but they still maintain an adequate standard of efficiency. I believe the-medical examination to be thorough, and cases are re-examined, as may be necessary, by a travelling Medical Board.