HC Deb 16 August 1916 vol 85 c1847

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Government has again refused to deal with the dangers to health to which our Canadian and other soldiers are exposed in the neighbouring towns to our military camps; whether, as these dangers must continue so long as the Government will take no adequate steps by legislation to keep sick, undesirable women under surveillance and control until they are cured, he will take steps to provide suitable and sufficient hospitals for the victims of our present neglect; and, with this end in view, if he will ascertain whether the present delay in carrying out the necessary work at Elham is due to the non-activity of the engineer officer responsible for such work at Ashford?


There has been no refusal to deal with the dangers mentioned. The matter is receiving attention, and my Noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State has recently held a conference on the subject.