HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 c2263

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can make any statement as to the health of our troops in the Dardanelles?


There is a certain amount of enteric and dysentery.


What steps is the right hon. Gentleman taking to send further accommodation out to the Dardanelles?


Perhaps I might read a part of a letter which the Director-General of the Army Service Corps has received from the General Officer Com-manding-in-Charge:— I wish you to see what has been done. There were difficulties which were enormous. There was some reorganisation. It is all now remedied or in process of being remedied. I act on the principle of asking you for everything I want, and here I have spared no expense to improvise. With regard to nurses and doctors, you have always responded and we have never been really in want. I think that will give the hon. Gentleman an indication of what has been done. I will let him see the rest of the letter. It is rather long.