HC Deb 08 April 1907 vol 172 cc12-3

To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the estimated cost for providing 300,000 men of the territorial force with one new suit of clothes (service dress) for each man enrolled, together with boots, head-dress, overcoat, etc.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The cost of a new suit of service dress for infantry, including great coat, boots, helmet, cap, and badge and putties would amount to a sum of£2 17s. 3d. per man, or about£858,750 for 300,000 men.