§ 9. Mr. Leavey
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will authorize the wearing of full dress by regimental bands when playing in public in those cases where sets of such uniform exist.
§ Mr. J. Amery
No, Sir. As I explained in answer to a similar Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Blackley (Mr. E. Johnson) last Tuesday, full dress is obsolete except for the Household Brigade and the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
§ Mr. Leavey
Is my hon. Friend aware that this process of continuing to store Army uniforms and other uniforms only means that they deteriorate and eventually have to be sold at most unsatisfactory prices? Will he bear in mind that the general public like to see these uniforms, which could be arranged without any trouble? Will he please loosen up and have another look at this matter?