HC Deb 20 May 1858 vol 150 cc921-2

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for War when the Return moved for on the 20th ultimo, for Copies of Reports respecting Captain Grant's Kitchens, will be laid upon the table? Whether, since the commencement of the official inquiries into the working of those Kitchens, others upon different plans have been erected for the use of the troops of the Barrack Department? Whether it is the intention of the Government, after full investigation, to decide upon some one plan of Kitchens for the army, and to adopt that, at least, until some better one is discovered?


said, that the Report to which the noble Lord alluded would be ready for presentation on Monday next, and will be laid before the House on the first day after the holidays. With regard to the second question of the noble Lord, he had to inform him that a Board of Officers had been appointed in order to inquire into the whole subject, and to report upon it. In answer to the last question put to him, he begged to inform the noble Lord that it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government, as soon as any plan was adopted for an improved system of cooking, to order such additions to be made in the barracks as might be deemed necessary for the carrying out of such a system.