HC Deb 16 May 1867 vol 187 c618

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, If he means to act on the recommendation of the Army Recruiting Commission with regard to not keeping Troops in buts during the winter months; and, if he will lay upon the table of the House a Copy of the Correspondence between the Officers commanding Depôt Battalions at Colchester and the War Office, representing the huts there to be unfit for men in winter?


The hon. Gentleman must be aware that the Report of the Army Recruiting Commission was upon various points—some of those points had been already dealt with by his right hon. Friend his predecessor in office, the right hon. and gallant Member for Huntingdon (General Peel). The remainder were still under the consideration of the War Office. No final decision had as yet been come to upon the subject of the hon. and gallant Gentleman's Question.