HC Deb 05 November 1908 vol 195 c1385
SIR SEYMOUR KING (Hull, Central)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether the members of the Territorial Force are entitled to two suits of clothing, one of khaki, and one a full-dress for walking-out purposes; whether, although the force has been in existence for over seven months, only the suit of khaki has so far been issued; whether, as a consequence, many thousands of men went into camp with only one suit of uniform, and no change of clothing whatever; and whether, seeing that this is deleterious to health and likely to prove detrimental to security, he will say when the second suit is likely to be issued.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The provision of clothing rests entirely with the County Associations, and no delay took place in placing at their disposal the funds necessary to provide the two suits authorised.