HC Deb 07 May 1903 vol 122 c22
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the condition of the artillery barracks at Dorchester, and to the fact that the men are quartered over stables, and to the effect of this fact on the health of the Imperial Yeomanry who were quartered there before being sent out to South Africa; and, if so, will steps be taken to put the barracks in repair and in a sanitary condition


There is nothing to show that the health of the men has in any way suffered from their being quartered over stables. The barracks are old, but are not insanitary. No complaints have been forwarded on the subject. It is not intended to retain these barracks permanently for mounted troops as others become available.