§ Mr. CLYNES (Manchester. N.E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his Department has issued documents requesting sergeant instructors to Volunteers to go into the vacant married quarters at Hulme Barracks, 89 Manchester, instead of drawing the usual allowance and residing in private places; whether he has considered the disapproval of the instructors and the loss and inconvenience entailed to their families; and whether he can refrain from enforcing such an order or announce that it will not be made compulsory.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) There are twenty-seven married soldiers' quarters available in Hulme Barracks, and there are forty families on the lodging list in Manchester. The G.O.C.'s attention has been drawn to the matter with a view to avoiding unnecessary expenditure of public funds. The whole question is still under consideration.