HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 cc177-8
SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War why the regulation sash has been changed in colour and texture; and whether he can explain in the cavalry mess kit in frock coats (new parts), putties, the pattern legging for mounted units, the badges of rank, the great coat, and the cavalry and infantry sword, the object of the constant changes that have taken place more or less recently. The hon. Member explained that the Question had been rather mixed in the printing, but perhaps the right hon. Gentleman could answer it.


I will try. The numerous details involved in a reply to the hon. Member's Question cannot be conveniently given in the form of an answer in the House, but I shall be happy to supply him with particulars upon any specific points in connection with the changes in uniforms which have taken place. Generally these changes have been made with a view to economy and the increased efficiency of the service.