§ Sir ALFRED HICKMAN (Wolverhampton, W.)
To ask the Secretary of State for' War whether he can state how much longer the regiments which have gone through the whole of the war will remain in South Africa; when those regiments that have been three and a-half years under canvas will get into barracks; and whether he will arrange for wives, who have been separated from 857 their husbands for nearly four years, to go out to them.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The whole question of the relief of regiments is being carefully considered. Hutments are being built as rapidly as possible to accommodate the force. It is necessary to house the troops before building married quarters, but every effort is being made to meet the difficulty as promptly as possible.