HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 cc681-2
CAPTAIN JESSEL (St. Pancras, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether there are sufficient tent boards at Aldershot to provide for the whole of the forces encamped in standing camps during the ensuing autumn; and, if so, whether there is any reason for regular regiments now in camp being ordered to give up their tent boards and hand them over to the Militia?


There are sufficient tent boards at Aldershot to meet all requirements of the Militia as well as of the standing camp for regulars at Pirbright. Tent boards are not, as a rule provided for regular troops, but are occasionally issued if recommended on medical grounds. If the General Officer commanding should consider them necessary for any corps, he would without doubt make a demand for them.