HC Deb 15 March 1946 vol 420 c271W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air whether he is aware that hospitals in certain areas in Iraq are retaining the services of medical specialists in excess of their requirements, as exemplified in a case submitted to him, and refusing their release; and if he will take steps to rectify this position.

Mr. Strachey

There is only one Royal Air Force hospital in Iraq; the numbers of staff there are kept as small as possible. I have made inquiries into the case which the hon. Member apparently has in mind, and I find that we had already issued instructions for the officer concerned to be demobilised this month.