HC Deb 07 March 1881 vol 259 cc419-20

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether there is any prospect of the long promised improvements in Longford Barracks being carried out?


In reply to my hon. Friend, I have to state that I cannot hold out to him any prospect of additional quarters for married soldiers being at present erected at Longford. There is already, and there will be in future, a large diminution in the number of married soldiers; and until the full effect of short service in this respect is known, it would be imprudent to add to the present accommodation for families beyond what is now in hand. I can find no record of any promise as to married quarters at Longford.