HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1098

asked when the regulations were made entitling men joining the Territorial Forces to draw money for boots at once; and if men already in the Yeomanry or joining on mobilisation were wrongly informed when they were given to understand that they could not draw boots for six months?


Instructions regarding the payment of 10s. to Territorial Force soldiers producing a full kit of necessaries (including a pair of serviceable boots) were promulgated generally by Army Order 71 of March, 1914, and are contained in paragraph 615 B Territorial Force Regulations. I have no knowledge that any Yeoman have been informed that boots would not be issued for six months. They should not have been so informed, as during the period of mobilisation boots are issuable free by commanding officers as the men require them.