HC Deb 11 July 1906 vol 160 c866
LORD TURNOUR (Sussex, Horsham)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Piershill Cavalry Barracks at Edinburgh have been recently condemned as insanitary; and whether cases of diphtheria have lately occurred there.


These barracks have not been condemned, and the cause of the one case of diphtheria cannot, in the opinion of the medical authorities, be traced to any actual insanitary condition in the officers' mess where it occurred. The barracks, however, are old, and a sanitary inspection which I recently ordered discloses that there are undoubtedly defects in the drainage system. I hope to be able to do something shortly to provide for the condition of affairs.