§ MR. DUNCOMBE (Cumberland, Egremont)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, during the present summer, there have been, or will be, issued to Volunteer battalions going into camp tents of the pattern known as "Mark 2," many of which are worn out and unserviceable, and quite unfit to withstand rain.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The General Officer Commanding a District is responsible that all tents issued in his district are serviceable. It may therefore be taken that no "Mark 2" tents will be issued unless they are serviceable.
§ MR. DUNCOMBE
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that some of these tents have been already issued this year?