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Goodge Street Deep Shelter (Conditions)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many Service men are accommodated on an average night at the Goodge Street deep shelter; what sanitary and washing facilities have been provided for them; and what steps have now been taken to improve the sanitary arrangements and the messing at this transit hostel, and to ensure cleanliness in handling and preparation of food.

About 250 all ranks. In spite of additions in 1952, sanitary and washing arrangements have proved unsatisfactory and improvements at a cost of someĀ£3,500 are now being carried out. This work has unfortunately caused some unavoidable temporary inconvenience. Cooking is now going on normally and extra equipment for dish washing has been provided. I hope that the other work will soon be complete.