HC Deb 02 March 1915 vol 70 cc645-6
24. Mr. WHELER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether in all cases foundations were prepared for the hutments now in use for the Territorial Force and new armies?


In many cases foundations have not been prepared, and the huts being supported on creosoted posts driven into the ground. In the other cases the huts rest on brick or concrete pillars.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that the huts are placed so close to the ground that a great deal of draught comes up through the flooring which, owing to the stoves inside, causes an unhealthy atmosphere, and whether something could be done to remedy this state of things?


My attention has not been called to this matter previously, but I will bring it to the attention of the official in charge of these works, and see if anything can be done?