HC Deb 28 April 1914 vol 61 c1543W

asked the Secretary of State for War, what is the approximate cost of an Army horse rug; how it is proposed that yeomen who ride their own horses shall provide the necessary rugs for the annual training out of the grant of 1s. provided by the Army Council; and whether associations are at liberty to make a further grant out of their funds to men who provide their own horses if the association considers that the amount allowed by the Army Council is inadequate?


The Army horse rug costs about 9s. It is thought that many men riding their own horses are in possession of a rug, the use of which during the fortnight would be sufficiently covered by the shilling. Associations are at liberty to make such arrangements in these cases as they may find necessary, out of their own funds.