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Married Soldiers (Accommodation)

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1914

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51.

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Government propose to commence at once the building at Bulford and Durrington of cottages for married soldiers employed at Bulford Camp; whether they will provide accommodation for men married off as well as those married on the strength; and how many will be ready for occupation before the end of this year?

I stated the position at Bulford generally in my reply to the hon. Gentleman on the 15th ultimo. Twenty married quarters in addition to the considerable number already existing are being built this financial year. No cottages are being built at Durrington, and the question of providing for men married off the strength is under consideration. At the end of this year there will be a total of 266 married quarters ready for occupation at Bulford.

What is the cause of the delay in the erection of these cottages, which are so badly needed?