HC Deb 17 June 1930 vol 240 c4
2. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Secretary of State for War how many wooden huts built during the Crimean period are now used by the War Office and inhabited by troops and their families?


It is the policy of the War Department to replace wooden huts built during the Crimean War by permanent buildings as funds become available. There are very few of such huts, if any, now occupied by troops or their families, but I am unable to state the exact number without calling for information from the local military authorities. In the circumstances, I trust that the hon. and gallant Member will not press for the information.

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

Is a progressive policy being carried out, in providing better accommodation for troops? Is it the same policy as that which the last Government carried out, or is it a new policy?


I am unable to say what the policy of the late Government was—I was not able to follow it—but certainly it is the policy of the present Government to provide as good accommodation for the troops as possible.


When these huts are replaced, are they replaced with huts of British timber?