HC Deb 04 May 1871 vol 206 c151

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether paragraph 126, Militia Regulation, 1854, for the supply of great-coats to all militiamen called out for training is now in force; if so, why such regulation is not uniformly carried out; and, if no longer in force, by what subsequent regulation it has been superseded?


The regulations of 1854 are no longer in force. The regulations of 1857 allow great-coats; but when the period arrived for fresh issues it was ascertained that the cost would be very great, and it was decided only to issue sufficient for guards, pickets, &c. This year great-coats will be issued to those regiments which are encamped. The issue will be about 10,000.