HC Deb 29 July 1931 vol 255 cc2262-3
17. Captain W. G. HALL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, if, in view of the inadequacy of the messing, sleeping and general facilities for petty officers, seamen and stokers at Fort Blockhouse, Portsmouth, he will take steps immediately to put in hand the building of the proposed new block?


Provision for commencing the work has been made in the current year's estimates and the letting of a contract is being expedited as much as possible.

Captain HALL

Will the right hon. Gentleman treat this matter as one of urgency in view of the fact that men are sleeping on the floors and tables, that the petty officers are in the old instruction shed, and that the conditions are very bad?


As a matter of fact, I think that tenders are in, as regards this work. There is some practical difficulty, but I hope that it will be dealt with soon.