HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 c768
15. Captain Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider making a grant to regimental funds to offset the additional expenditure incurred by them in paying Purchase Tax on flashes?

Captain Margesson

I assume that my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to regimental flashes. The wearing of these by units is optional, and no charge against public funds can be admitted in connection with them.

Captain Dugdale

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that, although it may be in theory optional, it is in fact virtually compulsory?

Captain Margesson

No, Sir.