HC Deb 08 August 1919 vol 119 cc739-40W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Curzon Club, Reading, is a working men's club and that the premises were given up for war hospital purposes, but are now being used by a very small number of men for physical drill and gymnastic purposes; whether he has received any representations that the premises should be vacated by the military authorities; and, if so, when it is proposed that these premises shall be returned to the members of the club?


The Curzon Club, Reading, has been adapted at some considerable expense to the War Department as a centre for curative treatment of military orthopædic cases. The physical drill and gymnastics referred to form an important part in the cure of these cases. I am informed that about 100 men are treated daily at the club, and that the treatment is of great importance. I understand that the military medical authorities are about to approach the representatives of the club locally with regard to the continued occupation of the premises.