§ Mr. Groves
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Army is persisting in the use of an obsolete method of dressing wounds in the first instance and that there is unnecessary waste by discarding and throwing away the outer wrapping of cloth; and will he cause the matter to be investigated with a view to the institution of more satisfac- 706W tory dressings and to the avoidance of waste?
§ Captain Margesson
There is no foundation for the suggestion that the Army is persisting in the use of an obsolete method of dressing wounds in the first instance. The only types of dressings used in the Army with an outer wrapping of cloth are the First Field and Shell Dressings. It is obvious that for these types of dressings some means of protection from the weather and ordinary wear and tear must be provided. They are quite up to date.