HC Deb 25 February 1918 vol 103 cc1096-7
68. Captain SHEEHAN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the indignation expressed by the priests and people of Buttevant, county Cork, at the proposal to convert the local military barracks into a hospital for the treatment of venereal disease; and whether, having regard to the opposition of the people of the locality, the proposal will be at once dropped?


My hon. and gallant Friend has sent me a Press notice of a local meeting on the question,for which I am obliged. The matter is receiving consideration, and I can make no definite statement at present


Is it intended to convert the whole of this place into a hospital, and will it never be used again for the purposes of a barracks?


In the answer I have given I have said the whole matter is now being reconsidered.