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Chiropodists, Middle East

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 23 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many chiropodists are now attached to units in the Middle East?

The reorganisation of field medical units, which involves the appointment of chiropodists to field ambulances is now being carried out in this country. The Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, has postponed the consideration of this reorganisation in his Command in view of the active operations in progress. There are, however, a number of chiropodists in the R.A.M.C. in the Middle East who are practising chiropody.

Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that during active operations involving a great deal of marching the services of these men might be very necessary?

I have pointed out that there are a certain number available in the Middle East. All I have said was that during active operations a general reorganisation could not take place.