HC Deb 16 September 1914 vol 66 c941

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that on the mobilisation of the 1st Hampshire Battery of the 1st Wessex Brigade it was found that there was a shortage of stores and the men were levied 4½d. per week to make up the shortage; whether it is permissible to levy the men for a shortage for which they are not responsible; whether he is also aware that the men have been levied 7d. per week to pay for additions to their rations, which additions have been made and levy raised without the men being consulted; whether it is permissible for the colonel or other officer to do this; and whether it is the intention of the War Office to take steps to have these levies refunded?


A report on this matter has been called for.