HC Deb 04 May 1891 vol 353 cc57-8
MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is now able to announce what scale of issues the soldier will in future receive, or will he be granted a money allowance to purchase his clothing as required; what in future will be done regarding the worn-out clothing; and will it become the property of the soldier absolutely?

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

The whole question of the issue and disposal of soldiers' clothing is at present under our consideration, and I am sorry not to be able at present to announce any decision upon it.

MR. HANBURY (Preston)

Will the right hon. Gentleman announce the decision before the Estimates come on?


I am afraid I cannot undertake to do that.