HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1980W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that cases have arisen where the Ordnance Department have authorised the issue of marquees for summer camps, but the issue has been refused on the ground that they are not available; whether he is aware that in such cases regiments have to pay for hiring this necessary accommodation; and whether he will provide for such expenses to be repaid?


Instructions were issued to the commands in April last that, where necessary and possible, the local hiring of marquees may be resorted to, the cost being recoverable from the public provided it does not exceed the scale laid down.

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