HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1852-3W
Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it has now been arranged that convalescent hospitals should be under canvas rather than in huts; what, if so, is the type of tent used; is he satisfied that all such tents are watertight, and also with the class of tent and the flooring of such tents; and, if not, will be send a small committee of responsible civilians to inspect all these convalescent tented hospitals?


It is necessary to expand hospital accommodation from time to time, and hospitals are sometimes put under canvas in climates where patients .and convalescents can remain under canvas in winter. Where this is done proper hospital marquees are provided and extra comforts for the winter are also issued. No complaints of the kind suggested by the hon. Member have been received. I cannot agree to the proposal contained in the last sentence of my hon. Friend's question.