HC Deb 02 May 1862 vol 166 c1130

said, he rose to call attention to Captain Jackson's Reports on the importance of establishing Soldiers' Institutes at Aldershot and Portsmouth, and to inquire whether an early opportunity will be taken of carrying his recommendations into effect? Those recommendations were so much calculated to raise the moral and intellectual character of the soldier, and had been found of so much benefit at Gibraltar, that he would express an earnest hope that the War Office would see reason before long to adopt them.