HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc931-2

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that, owing to representations made to his predecessor about this time last year as to the friendless and forlorn condition of our soldiers and sailors arriving from or going to the front, it was decided to provide suitable accommodation for them under the control of the War Office and the Young Men's Christian Association; and if, in view of the fact that there is now practically no suitable place in the neighbourhood of Victoria Station, he will make inquiry if any suitable site or building can be obtained?


A considerable amount of accommodation is already available for any soldiers who are on leave in London, and this is being continually increased. At the present time it is in contemplation to provide further accommodation in the neighbourhood of Victoria Station.