HC Deb 27 August 1914 vol 66 c157
63. Mr. TOUCHE

asked whether consideration has been given to the hardship to men who, since the mobilisation of the Territorial Force, have enlisted in the 12th Battalion County of London Regiment, and are required to provide mobilisation kit at their own expense; and whether, in view of the service which these men are rendering to the nation, it can be provided that, as regards cost of equipment, the same provision should be made as in the case of His Majesty's Regular forces?


No cases of hardship in this or any other unit have been brought to notice, and I think that the hon. Member must be under a misapprehension. County associations complete at Government expense the kit of all men up to standard, whether enlisted before or after mobilisation. When the man himself brings a kit which is up to the standard prescribed, he draws 10s.