HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 cc563-4
98. Mr. HUNT

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he is aware that British officers fighting in France who have come from India are not provided with food by the Government, whilst officers from the United Kingdom are, and whether he will take steps to have this inequality altered?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on this subject to the hon. Member for Nottingham East on the 9th February, of which I will send him a copy.


asked the Under-Secretary for War whether officers of the British Army who were on leave from India, on being appointed to the New Armies or to the Expeditionary Force, have been obliged to provide at their own expense uniforms and kit equipment suitable for campaigning in Europe; whether officers of the Indian Army similarly positioned have been given an outfit allowance of £30; and, if so, whether he can see his way to grant equal treatment to the officers of both Armies in this respect?


Officers of the British Army, whether in India or elsewhere, are liable for service in any part of the world, and maintain their uniform at their own expense.