§ Mr. BECK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why none of the troops being trained in this country are billeted on Saffron Walden; whether he is aware that this town and the surrounding districts have made one of the best responses in the country to the call for recruits, and that this patriotism entails a heavy loss on the traders of the town; and whether some effort will be made to in some way make this loss up by billeting troops there.
§ Mr. TENNANT
Troops are billeted according to military requirements, and, as a rule, when no other means of accommodation can be found. If no troops have been located at Saffron Walden it is because it was not advantageous to do so from a military point of view.