HC Deb 22 February 1898 vol 53 cc1365-6

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, with a view to the re-organisation of the personnel of the Department of Military Works and Buildings, whether the Government will appoint a composite Committee, comprised of representatives of the Treasury, and practical engineers, architects, and surveyors, for the purpose of inquiring into the present condition of affairs in that Department?


The Committee of Inquiry into the possibility of decentralising some of the work now carried on at the War Office is directing its attention to the Department of Military Works and Buildings, and the Secretary of State thinks that no advantage would be gained by the appointment of another Committee as suggested.