§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
I desire to ask the Under-Secretary of State for War what steps the Government are taking to secure the restoration to health of convalescent soldiers and sailors discharged from hospital on sick leave and what provision is made for soldiers and sailors invalided out of the Service in consequence of illness resultant from active service?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Soldiers on discharge from hospital are as far as possible sent to convalescent hospitals or homes. Sick furlough limited to one week is only given in cases where the men are ready for duty or light duty. Soldiers requiring medical aid while on furlough may apply for it to the nearest military station or, in cases of emergency or if residing at a distance from a military hospital, to a civil practitioner. The new scale which will be odopted as a result of the recommendation of the Select Committee is under consideration. The 38 question of allowing further hospital treatment for discharged soldiers who have been granted disability pensions is under consideration.