§ Mr. LYLE
asked the Secretary of State for War what steps, if any, his Department is taking to replace the older doctors in the Royal Army Medical Corps by younger men who have just left hospital, especially in view of the fact that most of 416W the older men left their practices in order to serve their country for the duration of the War?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The older doctors who wish to be demobilised are being released as rapidly as possible, as establish-ments are reduced or substitution by younger men who have signed the new contract is effected. Any newly-qualified medical man who desires to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps is given a six months' commission, provided he is fit for general service and under forty-five years of age, but I regret that the number of those electing to serve has not up to the present been as large as was hoped.