§ Mr. LARDNER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether it is the fact that medical officers who are eligible for service abroad have been and are employed on home billets in Ireland by the Royal Army Medical Corps and Minister of National Service; and, if so, whether this is in contravention of the War Office letter of May, 1916, which lays down that no medical officer who is eligible for service abroad shall be employed on any home billet unless he signs on for service abroad in the event of his services being required?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
A small number of officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps with recruiting experience have been employed in Ireland to assist the National Service Board. These officers are liable for service abroad if physically fit.