§ Mr. FELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the unsatisfactory arrangements made in many places for military funerals; if in the Brighton area a very poor motor vehicle is used as a hearse for the burial of soldiers and no vehicle is provided for the relatives, who may have come long distances and cannot afford a conveyance and who have to walk a considerable distance to the cemetery; and if he will issue definite instructions for fitting arrangements to be made for the funeral of these men who have died for their country?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The motor vehicle referred to is a plain high-powered Napier hearse. Regulations do not admit of provision of a mourning coach for relatives, but, in exceptional circumstances such as those stated in the question, on application being made to the Command Headquarters a conveyance is sanctioned. No such application has been received from Brighton recently.