HC Deb 02 March 1899 vol 67 cc1048-9

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that a large proportion of British troops are quartered in Ireland, and that a large number of Irishmen are serving in the British Army, he can say why, of the proposed convalescent homes for soldiers, not one is to be established in Ireland; and whether he will take steps to remedy this?


There is not the same necessity for establishing convalescent stations for soldiers in Ireland as in England, the Irish barracks being mostly situated among small populations and healthy surroundings. But so far as circumstances permit, arrangements will be made for the reception of convalescent soldiers in Ireland similar to those for other parts of the United Kingdom.