HC Deb 01 November 1909 vol 12 c1632W

asked the Secretary of State for War, whether he can state by whose authority are young Irish officers joining Irish regiments compelled by their adjutant to order their uniform from tailors in London to the prejudice of Irish firms?


The selection of a tailor by a young officer on appointment to the Army is left to his discretion, as shown clearly in the instructions issued to him at the time. No case of pressure such as is indicated in the question has been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State, and he would certainly deprecate any such pressure being exercised.