HC Deb 08 July 1918 vol 108 cc42-3
78. Mr. R. MCNEILL

asked the Undersecretary of State for War if he is aware that officers who have recenty been quartered in No. 2 Rest Camp at Le Havre complain of the conditions of the officers' quarters there; whether the officers have to sleep in an old stable the roof of which is unlined corrugated iron and the floor of concrete, the malodorous character of which is not wholly cured by the use of disinfectants; whether there are ninety beds in this shed, but not a single table or chair or any furniture on which the officers can place their clothes or other belongings; whether the only washing accommodation consists of a few tin basins in an adjoining shod, with no means at any time of obtaining hot water; and, if so, whether, in view of the fact that this rest camp is used to accommodate officers returning ill from the East as well as from nearer battlefields, steps will be taken to provide more decent and comfortable quarters?


I am making inquiry, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.