HC Deb 17 May 1887 vol 315 cc250-1
MR. PRESTON BRUCE (Fifeshire, W.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether a "further minute inspection" has been made into the sanitary condition of Fort Burgoyne, at Dover, as promised by him; and, if so, with what result; whether troops have been quartered in these barracks since the cases of fever which occurred there recently; and, whether the 4th Brigade Royal Artillery (Fife Militia) are to be quartered in this fort in June and July?


(who replied) said: Examinations have been made, both by the Medical and Engineer Departments, without discovering any cause which will account for the recent cases of typhoid fever at Fort Burgoyne. Arrangements have, however, been made for an independent examination by an expert of the Local Government Board, which may, I hope, result in the discovery and removal of any insanitary condition. Three com- parries of the 2nd Battalion East Kent Regiment were quartered in the Fort until the 12th instant, when the battalion went to Lydd for training. It is intended, if there be no objection on the part of the Medical Department, to accommodate the 4th Brigade of the Scottish Division Royal Artillery in Fort Burgoyne, so far as its construction will permit, the remainder of the corps being encamped close at hand.