I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Army Medical Equipment Depot at Ludgershall. A new barrack room block and sergeants' mess have been completed this year and improvements to an existing block will be finished by the end of this month. The Depot will then consist completely of satisfactory modern barrack accommodation.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are some lads who went through the Korean and Malayan campaigns who were called up in August as reservists and who have since August been living and sleeping in an old Nissen hut which was originally used as a store, which has a concrete floor, and walls which are constantly damp as the result of condensation?
I should be very grateful if the hon. Gentleman will be good enough to amplify those particulars. I assure him that if he will do so, I shall look into the matter.
I am not unaware of the Secretary of State's difficulties in this matter of camps, but would he not agree that living conditions are now probably more important for Army recruitment than pay itself, and would he look very carefully indeed into this case which appears prima facie to be a bad one?