§ MR. MALLET (Plymouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, permission to wear plain clothes having now been granted to officers, to warrant officers, and to some non-commissioned officers, when not on duty, and to other ranks when playing certain games, he will extend the same permission to all men of good character who are in possession of a standing pass.
§ MR. HALDANE
The extension of the privilege to wear plain clothes has only recently been made to certain classes of non-commissioned officers. Soldiers of good character are under existing regulations permitted, at the discretion of their commanding officer, to wear plain clothes on pass or furlough beyond the limits of the garrison in which they are quartered. It is not proposed further to extend this privilege.