§ Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Undersecretary of State for War what qualifications are necessary to enable a man to be appointed a quartermaster and given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps; whether any Royal Army Medical Corps commissions have been given to schoolmasters, architects, and others as sanitary officers; and, if so, what are the qualifications necessary for the holding of such commissions?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Appointments of quartermaster in the Royal Army Medical Corps are usually reserved for qualified warrant officers and non-commissioned officers and ex-warrant officers and non-commissioned officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps. In the early part of the War, owing to there being an insufficient number of Royal Army Medical Corps candidates, a limited number of other persons were appointed. The officers of sanitary companies must be conversant with sanitary science, but need not necessarily be medical men.