HC Deb 25 January 1949 vol 460 c718
11. Mr. David Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the unsatisfactory conditions prevailing in Banda II Camp, Nairobi, he proposes to close this camp.

Mr. Shinwell

I am making inquiries and will write to my hon. Friend when these have been completed.

Mr. Griffiths

Is not the Minister aware that the condition of the food supplied to these troops in Nairobi at Banda Camp is intolerable and disgusting; further, is he aware—I hope that he is—that a high ranking officer who visited the camp stated that it was not fit to live in? Does the Minister know that troops are reporting daily with dysentery, that no attempt is made to keep down the flies and that one trooper has died from dysentery?

Mr. Shinwell

I can assure my hon. Friend that these allegations will be inquired into.