HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 c1429

On the Motion for the Second Reading of this Bill,

MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

said he found that only l½d. was allowed for a soldier's breakfast. What kind of breakfast did the Secretary of State for War expect a soldier could get for l½d.?


said a rearrangement of the prices paid to the innkeeper had been made since 1891, and there was no reason to suppose that a soldier now started on a march with an empty stomach. He understood that the amount allowed was rather in excess of what similar refreshment could be got for at a good many coffee-houses.

Bill read 2a, and committed for To-morrow.