§ Mr. J. Amery
This partitioning was removed by members of the unit at no cost, and I am told that it has been 185 successful in improving lighting and heating. Authority for the work was given by the local headquarters who are empowered to do this without consulting my right hon. Friend.
§ Mr. Wigg
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this separate-cubicle sleeping accommodation was instituted in these barracks in order to provide amenities for the troops, and that at the first opportunity, before it is given a trial, it is removed, without consultation with the War Office? Is not this a gross waste of public money? Will the hon. Gentleman inquire into the state of morale in this unit? I can assure him that, according to my sources of information, many young men who would have undertaken a Regular engagement because they wanted to be Regular soldiers, were put off by the treatment which they received.