§ Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for India what were the Indian scale of medical equipment and the seal of medical equipment for British troops in India at the commencement of the War; what those scales are now; whether those scales continue to differ; and, if not, as from what date were they assimilated?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
The regulation scales of medical equipment for field ambulances, clearing, stationary, and general hospitals for British and Indian troops respectively are given in Field Service Manual Medical Services (India), 1915, a copy of which has been placed in the Library. The scales laid down in the Manual have not been altered, and there are necessarily differences in equipment. I will deal further with this question to-morrow.