HL Deb 09 April 1886 vol 304 cc1150-1

, in asking the Under Secretary of State for War, Whether the recommendations of the Board of Visitors, in their Report in the year 1885 upon the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, have been or are likely to be carried out? said, that these recommendations had reference to various matters relating to the housing and comfort of the cadets. Both at Woolwich and Sandhurst the Visitors had reported that the accommodation required extension, and that baths and other appliances for the convenience of the students were required. He hoped the attention of the Secretary of State for War would be directed to carrying out the very practical recommendations of this Report.


in reply, said, that with reference to some of the matters alluded to in the Report the necessary changes and alterations had been made. At the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, the alterations in the lavatory and dressing rooms would shortly be put in hand; but the Secretary of State had at present no funds in hand to meet the outlay required in the racquet court. He quite admitted the shortness of the accommodation for the cadets; but it would be a costly operation to build a new wing, and the pressure on the funds provided in the Army Estimates was at present so great, that the Secretary of State could not, in the exercise of his discretion, at present order it to be done. He might say that on the first occasion that presented itself the Secretary of State would give his favourable consideration to the carrying out of the whole of the recommendations.