HC Deb 15 November 1917 vol 99 cc592-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if any troops undergoing training are now stationed at Chiseldon Camp; and if so, whether, in view of last winter's epidemic of cerebro-spinal meningitis, he will have a special Report made as to the present condition of the hutment section of the camp, in view of the report that the whole training area in question surrounding the hutment camp is waterlogged and generally in an unfit state for training troops?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The hutment section of the camp has been greatly improved; the huts have been vacated in turn and thoroughly cleaned and distempered. They are well ventilated, warmed, and drained. The training ground is heavy, but not waterlogged, and training has been carried out satisfactorily for the last three years. The health of the troops is reported to be very good, and there is no reason to anticipate any heavier sick rate at this station than at others.