HC Deb 15 June 1874 vol 219 cc1584-5

asked the Secretary of State for War, If his attention has been directed to the Report of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, dated July 1873; and, whether he is prepared to act upon their recommendations—viz., that a separate room be provided for each Cadet, and that a suitable field for cricket and football be obtained for the recreation of the Cadets?


, in reply, said, that the subject referred to in the hon. Member's Question was not a new one, it having been brought before the late Secretary of State for War. No provision, however, had been made for the purpose in the Estimates for the present year. The sum required for making separate rooms for the Cadets would be £15,500, and for providing a playground, £2,400. Enquiries were now being made whether the estimate for the former could not be reduced; but there were other buildings which would have to be completed before the works referred to could be commenced.