HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 cc1047-8
13. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the Regulation adopted by some of the county associations which forbids the issuing of uniforms to recruits when the battalion is up to strength on paper until those due for discharge have actually left; whether he is aware that in one case, where 170 men are due for discharge on 2nd July and 70 men are waiting to enlist, no uniforms can be issued, and that this seriously interferes with the recruiting, progress and general efficiency of the Territorial Army; and whether he will take steps to remove these difficulties?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Walsh)

The practice referred to is in accordance with paragraph 751A of the Territorial Army Regulations, and I am not aware that it has been found open to the objections suggested. If, however, the hon. and gallant Member will furnish me with particulars of any cases which he has in mind, I will look further into the matter.