§ 39. Mr. TICKLER
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that troops are still under canvas at Strensall, near York; that the camp is deep in mud; that several men are suffering; and will he take steps for their removal into huts?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The troops at Strensall are no longer under canvas. They were moved to Ripon and to Catterick on the 4th instant, and would have been moved earlier but for the probability of their being moved altogether from the command. The General Officer Commanding the brigade reports that no increase in sickness was caused by the men having been kept under canvas longer than otherwise would have been the case.