§ Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is satisfied with the conditions at Dieppe for British soldiers on their way home for group release; whether he is aware that the transit camp consists of tents, erected on marshland, with the messrooms ankle deep in mud after rain; and whether he will reconsider the choice of Dieppe, as the entrance is full of wrecks and can only be used at high tide.
§ Mr. Lawson
I am aware that conditions were unsatisfactory for a time, owing mainly to a week of excessive gale and rain. The camp has now been moved to a higher and more suitable situation, with improved accommodation, and the new camp is being brought into full 973W occupation as quickly as possible. It is essential to use Dieppe, if this particular service is to be maintained.