HC Deb 09 May 1881 vol 261 c30

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will lay on the Table of the House a Statement of the probable average outlay which will be imposed upon each officer of Militia by the changes in dress and appointments consequent upon the proposals of Her Majesty's Government, distinguishing between those officers belonging to Regiments which will change their facings and those which will not; and, whether this House will he afforded an opportunity of considering the proposed changes of uniform before they were put in orders?


No, Sir; I do not propose to lay such a Return upon the Table. In many cases the alteration referred to will involve a very small expenditure, and I have already stated what I intend to do when material changes are involved. If, however, the noble Earl wishes to raise any discussion on these points, he can do so when the Vote for Clothing is being considered.