§ Mr. Viant
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to make a statement concerning Sapper F. W. White, No, 14712834, who, despite his having been sent to his billet for examination by a specialist, was sent out of this country for India, and had to be put off the ship at Port Said and sent to hospital.
§ Sir J. Grigg
The report I have received shows that Sapper White did not report sick to the medical officer of his unit until 29th November. There is no record that he was a patient in any hospital in the Caterham district during November. On48W 8th December he was given treatment and ordered to do light duty only. It was not thought necessary for him to see a specialist and no such arrangements were made. In fact he was examined on 11th December and was passed fit to go overseas with his unit. At the end of December he was admitted to hospital in the Command abroad. I am now awaiting a report on this.