HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 c1472W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention had been called to the regulations for patients in the convalescent home for officers, Great Central Hotel, N.W.; whether officers are prohibited from leaving the hospital any day before 1 p.m. unless by application in writing; whether they are warned not to attend theatre matinees except by permission; whether these officers, wounded and convalescent, are compelled to attend military lectures for two hours every morning; what department of the War Office is responsible for these regulations; and whether he will have them revised?


Officers at the military convalescent hospital referred to are prohibited from leaving the hospital before 1 p.m., and from going to matinees without permission. These rules are applicable to all military hospitals. Only such officers as are considered fit by the commandant are required to attend lectures, and this attendance is usually on every alternate morning or afternoon.