HC Deb 16 April 1907 vol 172 c753
MR. HERBERT (Buckinghamshire, Wycombe)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, while provision is made at Home and Foreign stations for the wives of non-commissioned officers and men, no accommodation is provided for the wives of officers; whether, for example, at Salisbury Plain there is no accommodation for the wife of an officer within ten miles of the camp; and whether, with a view to the comfort of married officers and to retaining them in the Service, he will consider the advisability of building a proportion of small houses or bungalows which might be let to married officers at a reasonable rent.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) It is recognised that at Tidworth some of the officers who are entitled under the Regulations to lodging money have a difficulty in finding suitable accommodation in close proximity to the barracks, and a scheme is now being considered with a view to overcome this difficulty.