HC Deb 24 February 1896 vol 37 c927
MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether it is the intention of the Commander-in-Chief to supplement the boot allowance to soldiers of the regiments taking part in marching drills?


Military manœuvres are not outside the ordinary duty of a soldier, and the marching involved in them cannot be regarded in itself as giving a claim to extra boot allowance. No general rule can, however, be laid down, but any special case will receive consideration.