HC Deb 18 March 1919 vol 113 c1890
16. Major HILLS

asked the Secretary for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the allowance of coal issuable to a soldier is quite inadequate for the winter months, especially in the case of soldiers on the married establishment; and whether he will consider the- desirability of increasing the allowance?

Captain GUEST

Coal is delivered to units in bulk on a scale which is considered to be sufficient. The issue of the coal in detail is in the hands of the officers commanding, and general officers commanding have power to supplement it in exceptional cases. Nothing has reached me to suggest that these Regulations are inadequate, but in some cases soldiers, like the civil population, may have suffered from local shortage.