HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 c178
16. Captain Macnamara

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the decision that soldiers should not be burdened with stoppages, there are still any regiments which insist on men baying articles of clothing or equipment and their wearing such articles instead of the issued pattern?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Special instructions have been given that soldiers shall be protected from unauthorised expense on account of Regimental customs.