§ MR. LEES KNOWLES
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether 420 any, and, if so, what arrangements are made by the Admiralty for the payment of the fees of doctors who may attend sailors sent to their homes on sick furlough.
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
It is not the practice to send sailors to their homes on sick furlough, as they are treated in naval hospitals. The Admiralty do not pay the fees of medical practitioners who may attend seamen taken ill while on leave, but an allowance of 2s. a day is granted to the men to assist them in defraying the cost of board, lodging, and medical attendance.