HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 c1638

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the War Office forward to each officer about to join his regiment a list containing the names of several tailoring firms, to one of whom he is recommended to go for his outfit, to the exclusion of other Army outfitters; and whether this form of preferential treatment has received his sanction, and can he state on what grounds.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) All officers on being gazetted to commissions are furnished with the price lists of the tailors and outfitters who furnish price lists for this purpose. No particular firm is recommended by the War Office and no firm is precluded from being placed on the list.