HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 cc742-3
22. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for War what facilities are given to units desirous of using full dress uniforms for special occasions.

Mr. Head

The Household Brigade and the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery wear full dress on ceremonial occasions. For other troops it is now obsolete.

Mr. Johnson

Would my right hon. Friend consider allowing units to keep a small amount of full dress permanently in stock for use by their bands on special occasions?

Mr. Head

All that has been gone into, and units are well aware of it. The reason why full dress is obsolete is the expense of maintaining it.