HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 c2950W
Colonel GREIG

asked the Secretary for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the parks committee of the Belfast Corporation has refused an application for the use of the Ormeau Park for a camp for the troops drafted into that town; whether in consequence a battalion of Highlanders is uncomfortably crowded into barracks; and if he proposes to take any steps to ensure that the men have proper camping space in Belfast?

Colonel SEELY

The parks committee originally refused the application, as stated; but on the following day rescinded their motion, and decided to grant the request. In the meantime other arrangements of a more satisfactory character were made for accommodating the troops, who are not uncomfortably crowded.