HC Deb 10 January 1916 vol 77 cc1278-9

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can give the mortality and the cases of sick ness among the troops in the Salisbury Plain district since the beginning of September to date; and whether, in view of the reports as to the condition of the camps, he will appoint a small Committee of the House composed of men with experience of housing matters to visit the camps and report if improvements are possible?


The annual ratio per 1,000 are for the Salisbury Plain district during the period 1st September to 31st December:—

Admissions 325.4
Deaths 1.88
Both these ratios are lower than those for peace time, and in those circumstances I cannot see any necessity for the appointment of a Committee.