HC Deb 17 August 1909 vol 9 c1100

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the shortage of camp equipment and ordnance stores available for the Territorial Forces in the Northern Command, which shortage caused the abandonment of a week-end camp recently after great trouble had been taken in preparing for it; and whether steps will be taken without delay to provide an ample supply of such stores for immediate future use?


The hon. Member appears to be alluding to a case where the Territorial unit failed to forward its requisition in sufficient time to allow of the equipment being delivered at the camping ground by the hour selected for the opening of the camp. A restricted issue of equipment which happened to be available in the vicinity was consequently resorted to. There is an ample supply of camp equipment in the command for immediate future use.