HC Deb 03 August 1888 vol 329 cc1399-400
DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is the fact that the pipers of some of the Scottish Regiments wearing trews do not receive a free issue of clothing as supplied to the pipers of the Highland Light Infantry; and, if so, whether he will take steps to place these corps on an equal footing?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Clothing for pipers is only supplied at the public expense for those Scottish regiments on whose establishment pipers are borne. Other regiments which have pipers obtain their clothing under an arrangement, and are credited with the value of the rank and file clothing they do not use.