HC Deb 26 August 1887 vol 320 cc20-1
SIR EDMUND LECHMERE (Worcestershire, Bewdley)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, his attention having already been called to the complaints made by the inhabitants of the district surrounding the Military Depot at Norton, Worcestershire, as to the insufficient accommodation provided for the families of the married staff sergeants attached to the depot, by the erection of cottages containing only one bedroom each, he has further considered the subject; and, whether he is prepared, on behalf of the Government, to supply such additional bedroom accommodation as will prevent the unsatisfactory moral and sanitary results inseparable from the crowding of parents and their families into one sleeping apartment?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

My hon. Friend has already called our attention to this subject. I need scarcely say that we desire, as much as anyone, to avoid objectionable overcrowding; and if in any case it can be shown to exist, I shall be glad to apply what remedy may be possible. Perhaps my hon. Friend will furnish me with any particulars that may be in his possession.