§ MR. H. BYRON REED (Bradford, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether his attention has been, called to the seriously insanitary condition of the barracks at Bradford Moor, and whether he has had an opportunity of considering the Report thereon made by the medical officer of health for the borough of Bradford, which has been sent to the War Office; whether he will give directions for the recommendations embodied in the said Report to be adopted by the contractor at present engaged in the reparation works at Bradford Moor Barracks, especially as regards the re-construction of the hospital; whether he will now state to the House what progress has been made up to date with these long-promised and sorely-needed repairs, and say what amount of money has up to the present been expended; and, with regard to the Bradford Moor Barracks, whether the contract for this work has been given to a Coventry firm?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
The Report of the Bradford Barracks by the medical 1679 officer of health has only just been received, and is now under consideration. The recommendations in it will receive full attention. £1,125 was expended last year on these barracks in repairs and sanitary improvements; and about £800 has been paid this year. Nearly £400 more will be available for any necessary works. The contract was given to a Coventry firm after competition between seven tenderers from different parts of the country.