HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1252
33. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the lack of weather-resisting quality in the Cavalry cloaks and Infantry greatcoats as exemplified in the recent autumn manœuvres; whether a regiment of Cavalry were compelled, owing to the state of their cloaks, to manœuvre in their blankets; whether he has read the reports of attaches to their respective Governments mentioning the defective weather-resisting qualities of cloaks and coats of our troops; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Colonel SEELY

The question of the permeability of the greatcoat at present in use was raised by the hon. and gallant Member for the Torquay Division of Devonshire on 9th October. I have nothing at present to add to the information which I gave in reply to the various questions put on that occasion.