HC Deb 03 August 1903 vol 126 cc1279-80

To ask the Secretary of state for War, whether he is aware that during the King's visit to the North of Ireland a guard of honour of Royal Irish Rifles Militia had to borrow their full head- †See (4) Debates, cxxv., 407. dresses from the regular battalion of the same regiment owing to the fact that full head-dress has never yet been provided for the men of Militia rifle battalions; and, if so, will he say when such full headdress will be provided.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Militia Rifle battalions, Fusiliers, and Highlanders have no full dress head-dress, and, in view of the heavy expense, there is no intention of issuing it.