§ 97. Mr. BECKER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, if he is aware that the present metal helmets worn by the Horse Guards cause the men to have 2568 acute headache whilst wearing them; and if he will consider the advisability of withdrawing these old-fashioned and useless helmets and substituting for them a headgear causing less discomfort and more likely to suit modern military requirements?
I am not aware that these helmets cause headache; no representations to that effect have been received. There is no intention of making any change in the present pattern, which is only used when full dress is worn, and which is considered very suitable for the purposes for which alone it is intended.