§ 49. Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for War what progress has been made in the last year in the replacement of out-of-date housing accommodation for troops by satisfactory quarters; and whether any units are still housed in corrugated-iron hutments erected at the time of the Boer war?
Expenditure during the current financial year on the modernising of barracks and replacement of huts will reach approximately the sum of £750,000, and this is only the first instalment of a scheme which will involve considerably larger expenditure in 1937. There are still in existence a few huts dating from the time of the Boer war, but every effort is being made to replace them by modern accommodation with the least possible delay.
§ Sir A. WILSON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Ether Committee's recommendations, made 16 years ago, have for the most part been ignored?