HC Deb 27 June 1907 vol 177 cc78-9
Mr. COWAN (Surrey, Guildford)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of an alteration in the King's Regulations whereby soldiers may be permitted to visit the towns adjacent to their camps in an undress uniform.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) There is no order of dress now known as "undress," its place being taken by a kharkee suit for field work and active service; this dress is not suitable for walking out. The uniform, the tunic and forage cap, now worn by the soldier when off duty outside the limits of camp is comfortable and smart, and there is no intention or necessity of making any change in existing orders.