HC Deb 22 July 1914 vol 65 cc425-6
49. Mr. CURRIE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office regards it as incumbent upon the State to provide suitable accommodation for re- ligious worship for the troops; whether any such accommodation is in course of being provided at the new barracks shortly to be occupied at Redford, near Edinburgh; if so, what accommodation; whether he has received communications from a joint committee of the churches in Scotland upon this matter; and, if so, whether he will take any action in connection with the matter?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I have received communications from a joint committee of Scottish churches on the subject referred to. The whole question is receiving my consideration, and I cannot make any statement with regard to it at present.