§ 78. Colonel YATE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, pending the result of the War Office inquiry into the question of officers' uniforms in the after-war Army, he will in the meantime continue the control of the prices to be charged for officers' uniforms in the present day Army, so as to enable officers to replace their present uniforms as nearly as possible at cost price?
§ Mr. FORSTER
In view of the fact that the prices for officers' uniforms had been reduced by competition much below the maximum prices fixed, and of the diminution in the demand, it was not considered necessary to continue the control which was abolished at the end of November last, and it is not desirable to re-impose it.