HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 c693

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether, seeing that the drains of the East and West Cavalry Barracks at Aldershot are being overhauled, and that the men and horses have been sent into camp on account of the drains, will he explain why the women and children belonging to these regiments are still occupying the barracks?


The old drains in the Cavalry Barracks at Aldershot have not yet been opened; but it was necessary to remove the men and horses in order to facilitate the laying of new drain pipes. These new pipes have not yet been connected with the buildings. The branches of the drains which drain the married quarters will not be disturbed, so that, with the principal Medical Officer's consent, the women and children are at present left in occupation. Every precaution will be taken in regard to the matter in question.