asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that an application for a commission in the Royal Naval Medical Services was made to the then Central Emergency Committee of the British Medical Association in September, 1939, by a doctor and is still outstanding though the doctor was informed that his name had been placed on a list of applicants for such commissions and would be submitted to the appropriate department as soon as a demand for further medical personnel is received; and whether, since the middle of September, 1939, there has been any demand for further medical personnel by his Department?
§ Sir V. Warrender
The responsibility for selecting candidates for temporary medical commissions in the R.N.V.R. and of recommending them to the Admiralty belongs entirely to the Central Medical War Committee. Several hundred medical officers have been recommended and have entered the R.N.V.R. since September, 1939.