HC Deb 29 February 1912 vol 34 c1688W
Colonel YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, now that the pattern of Service dress jacket for officers is under consideration, he will at the same time consider the advisability of making the jackets for the men longer and looser than they now are, and more similar in shape to those of the officers?

Colonel SEELY

As I have already explained to the hon. and gallant Member on a previous occasion, no necessity for making the jackets of the men longer or looser has come to notice. This is purely a matter of fitting, and the regulations on this point provide for a loose, serviceable fitting. There is, therefore, no intention of referring this matter to the Committee now considering the dress of officers for their consideration.