§ CAPTAIN M'CALMONT (Antrim, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has had satisfactory assurances from the Admiralty regarding the conveyance of troops in H.M.S. Assistance in respect to overcrowding; and whether, in future, ample accommodation will be provided for the men, women, and children, especially during the winter months?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
It has been arranged, as regards winter transports in the Assistance, that the number of troops to be carried shall be reduced, and the voyages made as short as possible, and wherever practicable shall be by day only.