§ *MR. MANSFIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in the case of wounded soldiers whoso small kit has been lost in the field or left behind at Cape Town according to instructions, on their reporting themselves fit for duty a new set of small kit is supplied to them but is deducted from their pay; if so, I can he state whether the deduction is 1029 made in accordance with an Army Order, and will lie consider the advisability of cancelling such order.
Attention was called to this matter. I have had the regulations amended so that a soldier's necessaries lost, prematurely worn out, or damaged, on active service are replaced at public expense. Instructions were issued to this effect some little time ago.