To ask the Secretary of State for War are plans prepared for the new hospital accommodation at Tidworth; when will work be begun, and when is it expected to end; and for what number of men will it be.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The scheme for hospital accommodation has been approved, and the plans are being pressed forward to enable the work to commence early next year. It is hoped that the service will be completed before the end of 1907, and that a number of the buildings, including wards, will be available within a few months of the date of commencement of work. The proposed accommodation provides,— 1. A general hospital for 181 officers and men. 2. A families hospital for thirty-one women and children. 3. An infectious hospital.