Captain A. EVANS
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been drawn to the case of a player who was injured at the Army Rugby football match at Twickenham on the 24th March and lay unconscious in the dressing-room until after the end of the match because of the difficulty in obtaining an ambulance; and if he will endeavour to arrange that on all future occasions such as this an ambulance shall be in attendance?2157W
§ Mr. COOPER
I have been asked to reply. A doctor was in attendance from the time of the accident until the removal of the patient to hospital. In cases of injury such as this, it is advisable to let the patient rest quite quiet for some time. In the meantime a military ambulance was obtained as it was considered advisable to convey him to the military hospital at Millbank, Inquiries have been made from the Rugby Football Union, and it is understood that, in cases of urgency, an ambulance can be obtained at short notice from the Twickenham police.