HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 cc1349-50
CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state when it is proposed to issue for the use of the troops the light cool headgear in charge of the Army Ordnance Department; and say why it was not issued some weeks ago.


The hon. and gallant Member's Question is not understood. All troops are in possession of summer headgear, either cap covers, helmets, or sun-hats. No stock in the possession of the Army Ordnance Department has been held back. Issues have been made as demands have been received with the exception of about 800 cap covers of special sizes which are now under supply.