36. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Ian Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for War if the new arrangements for the issue of civilian clothing to discharged soldiers have been completed; and if civilian overcoats will be issued to all soldiers who are discharged, whether in the winter or the summer.
§ 41. Sir Herbert Williams
asked the Secretary of State for War when arrangements will be completed to ensure that soldiers on discharge from the Army will receive a civilian overcoat, irrespective of the date of discharge.
§ Sir J. Grigg
The scheme, which involves a much improved provision of civil clothing for soldiers on discharge, is in an advanced state; the date of its introduction depends on the deliveries of the new outfit and on certain points which are being co-ordinated with the other Services. I would add that the new scheme includes the provision of a raincoat for all soldiers on discharge whatever the time of the year when the discharge takes place.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Will it be retrospective to those who have been discharged and who have received no cash allowance in lieu of overcoat or raincoat?