HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1119
72. Colonel WHITE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will authorise the issue of warm woolen undervests to men serving with the Ex-peditionary Force, more especially as a large proportion of the shirts now supplied are of inferior quality?


All demands from the Front for woollen vests have been complied with and inquiry was made recently whether any more are required. The hon. and gallant Gentleman is misinformed in thinking that shirts of inferior quality have been supplied.

Colonel WHITE

May I send the right hon. Gentleman a sample of the shirts now being supplied?


Certainly, Sir.

73. Colonel WHITE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can now state when woollen gloves will be ready for issue to troops serving at Home; and whether the gloves of the special warm pattern for men serving with the Expeditionary Force are now ready for issue to drafts proceeding over seas?


The answer to the first part of the question is during the next fortnight. The special warm gloves are now being delivered in large consignments.