HC Deb 04 February 1904 vol 129 cc334-5
SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his intention has been called to paragraph (c), page 6, Report on the Officers' Expenses, recommending that military saddlery shall be issued to all officers of mounted corps; and, if so, whether he will explain why the Department has declined to carry out this recommendation, in view of the time that has elapsed since the Committee reported.


The issue of saddlery to mounted officers was authorised by Army Order 4 of January, 1904. It was not considered expedient to publish any decision to this effect until sufficient stock had been obtained to enable an issue to be made.


Does the Order not apply to the Indian Government, which has refused to supply saddlery to officers?


It does not apply.