§ Mrs. Braddock
asked the Secretary of State for War under what arrangements National Service men stationed in Hong Kong are required to keep the hospitals in Hong Kong and Kowloon constantly supplied with blood.
§ Mr. Hare
There is no compulsory scheme. The Army Medical Services in Hong Kong maintain a panel of volunteer Army blood donors. The blood so obtained is primarily for the treatment of Service men. In addition, soldiers are encouraged to give blood to the British Red Cross Society for use in civil hospitals.
CASUALTIES SUSTAINED BY SCOTTISH REGIMENTS IN CYPRUS (a) Caused by terrorist activity. (b) Caused by the Forest Fire of 17th June, 1956. Unit Killed Injured Officers Other Ranks Officers Other Ranks (a) 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders — 3 2 7 1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry — 2 1 18 Four of the injured other ranks were placed on the dangerously ill list. The injuries of the remainder were not classified as serious. (b) 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders 1 12 — 11 Two of the injured other ranks were placed on the seriously ill list. The injuries of the remainder were not classified as serious.