HC Deb 10 June 1864 vol 175 cc1544-5

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, Whether the promise made in the last Session of Parliament, that the quarters of the married soldiers at Aldershot should be separated, has been carried into effect?


replied, that the arrangements for the improved accommodation of the married soldiers in different camps had in some cases been carried out, and in other cases were in course of being carried out. The arrangements which had been in operation were that five or six families should be lodged in one hut. In some eases the quarters were separated by boarding, and in others only by canvas. Now, however, a sum of money had been taken in the Estimates for separating those quarters in a more permanent manner. It was intended that not more than four families should occupy one hut, and a chimney should be erected in the centre, so that each family might have a separate fireplace. The families would then be completely by themselves, and although he could not say that sufficient money had been taken to carry out all the arrangements in the present year, still he believed very great progress would be made towards that object.

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