Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Secretary for War whether he will state upon what terms the War Office has hitherto supplied camp equipment to boys' brigades and similar organisations; whether new-regulations have now been made; and, if so, for what reasons?
§ Mr. HALDANE
As regards the first part of the question, if equipment was available locally and could be spared, General Officers Commanding-in-Chief were empowered to lend it to the organisation mentioned on certain terms. As regards the rest of the question new regulations have now been made. The privileges mentioned are now only granted to bodies which are recognised by Territorial Force Associations, because it is not considered justifiable to give military aid to bodies which do not comply with any military requirements and maintain no military connection.