§ 31. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for War if, in the interests of economy, he will amend Queen's Regulations for the Army so as to include a provision similar to Regulation 1105 of Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions for the Royal Navy.
§ Mr. John Hare
Supplies of razor blades should be adequate to avoid any need for the action suggested by the hon. Gentleman.
§ Mr. Hughes
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that if soldiers were allowed to wear beards, that might solve the problem of the 8 million razor blades? Can the right hon. Gentleman give us an explanation, a rational explanation, of why sailors should be allowed to wear beards when soldiers are not?