§ 97. Miss RATHBONE
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state, with regard to the civilian schoolmistresses who have been recruited for temporary service in Army schools in India, why such schoolmistresses are being graded as of lower status than nursing sisters; and, as a number of civilian schoolmistresses have withdrawn their applications for temporary Army service when they have learned the conditions under which they will be required to serve, will he say what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. SHAW
These ladies temporarily fill vacancies for Queen's Army Schoolmistresses and therefore are subject to the conditions applicable to those permanently appointed. The conditions attaching to Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service do not apply. The conditions of service are under consideration at the present moment.