§ MR. A. WYLIE (Dumbartonshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if it is intended to give the Militia battalions of the Seaforth Highlanders, the Black Watch, and the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, the uniforms of their Line battalions, as has been done with the Militia battalions of the Gordon Highlanders and the Cameron Highlanders?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. W. ST. JOHN BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
I can only repeat the answer I made to my hon. Friend on the 7th May, 1896, that the undress uniform of the battalions of Highland Militia has been assimilated to that of their corresponding Line battalions; but that, having regard to the heavy cost which would be involved, it is not considered necessary to give them the full dress of the Line.
§ MR. BRODRICK
I am not quite sure. But we cannot give these particular battalions the full dress and head-dress of the Line regiments on account of the cost.