HC Deb 24 June 1879 vol 247 c536

asked the Surveyor General of Ordnance, Whether the attention of the War Office has been called to the bad state of repair and unwholesome condition of the Militia buildings at Chesterfield, being the head quarters of the 2nd Derby Militia; and, whether the War Office is prepared to put these buildings in a proper state of repair and good sanitary condition?


in reply, said, that the attention of the War Office had not been called to the alleged bad state of repair and the unwholesomeness of the barracks in question. The 2nd Derby Militia, at the request of their colonel, had obtained permission to occupy the barracks at Chesterfield instead of those at Derby. The War Office, while desiring to accommodate the Militia, could scarcely be asked to place any buildings they might choose to select as their barracks in repair at the public expense.