HC Deb 10 December 1902 vol 116 c650

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will state when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment is due to arrive from India; and if, after service in a hot climate, it is to be quartered at Shorncliffe, and in buildings of galvanized iron; and if he will consider the possibility of quartering regiments returning from service in hot countries in barracks and at stations not involving such changes of temperature, and consequent discomfort to all ranks.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment is due to arrive in England tomorrow. It is to be quartered at Shorncliffe as affording the nearest available accommodation to its territorial district. The allotment of the particular barrack is in the hands of the local General Officer Commanding. There are three infantry barracks at Shorncliffe, two of brick, and one of very good hutments of galvanised iron lined with wood.