§ General CROFT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that thirty-five German orderlies Are replacing forty Royal Army Medical Corps orderlies at Belmont Camp; whether these orderlies will receive the same pay as British orderlies; whether they will drill and mess with our men; and what steps he intends to take to alter this state of affairs?
Mr. J. HOPE
I am informed by the military authorities that twenty orderlies of the German Medical Service were recently posted to Belmont to attend the prisoners of war, in accordance with the policy of releasing our R.A.M.C. men from these duties. Before posting them, it was ascertained that special accommodation could be provided. They do not mess or drill with our men, and are kept absolutely separate. They are paid at British rates.