§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state if the existing convalescent home for soldiers at Eastbourne with 16 beds is found to suffice for the requirements of the troops stationed in the United Kingdom, seeing that, according, to the Army Medical Department's Report for 1896, the average admissions to hospital number 64,395, with an invaliding list of 2,173, and a constantly sick rate of 3,844?
MR. POWELL WILLIAMS
The convalescent hospital at Eastbourne contains 20 beds, and was established originally for the troops in London. It is not sufficient for the whole of the troops in the United Kingdom, whose sick are not sent to convalescent homes, but treated in the various station hospitals.