HC Deb 05 March 1903 vol 118 c1551
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if the Government, on the grounds of health as well as economy. will take into consideration the expediency of erecting iron or wooden huts, instead of permanent costly structures, as barracks.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick). It is held that permanent brick buildings are certainly more healthy, and in the long run more economical than iron or wooden hutments. Such buildings are utilised where they exist, but in building new barracks more permanent materials are desirable.