§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that in the Royal Army Clothing Department, Pimlico, the scarcity of pressing irons still continues, as well as delay in the issue of garments to women on piece work, and whether he will issue further instructions in connection with these matters; and will he consider the advisability of granting leave with pay to all Volunteers employed in the Department who go into camp for a fortnight, in view of the fact that regimental pay will not enable married men to support their wives and families.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The new pressing house is awaiting the fixing of exhaust apparatus, which it is hoped will be supplied on the 28th instant. There is no delay in the issue of garments to piece workers. As regards Volunteer camps, leave with pay is only granted to Volunteers at times of national emergency.