§ CAPTAIN BAGOT (Westmorland, Kendal)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the smoke test has on two recent occasions been applied to the drains at Wellington Barracks; and, if so, with what result?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
Under the smoke test a leak was discovered in a pipe in the basement, and it was repaired, but on retesting it last week it was found that there was still a slight escape. In order to remove all doubts about these quarters, which were built 40 years ago, a thorough examination by the sanitary expert, Mr. Tyndale, has been ordered, and should defects be disclosed they will be immediately corrected.