HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c192

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the insanitary and verminous condition of the camp at Seizwell, near Leiston, and generally to the unsatisfactory arrangements of the camp, including the victualling; and whether he will make an inquiry into the matter, in view of the fact that both officers and men have complained for months?


There are no troops now in camp at Seizwell, near Leiston, but three platoons of a battalion of the South Wales Borderers are accommodated in hired buildings and huts there, under good sanitary conditions. No vermin have been detected since the arrival of these men on 23rd September last, but a few cases of scabies have been medically dealt with. No complaints have been made by officers or men, as my hon. Friend suggests At a recent inspection some minor matters connected with catering were brought to notice and have been remedied.