HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 cc1569-70W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the discomfort of wearing a thick loose trouser under a puttee below the knee has induced thousands of men serving in the dismounted branches of the Army to narrow the trousers issued to them; and whether in future he will see that trousers are issued in a shape which can be worn with comfort, instead of endeavouring to enforce discomfort by means of punishments?


The War Office is not in possession of any evidence which supports what is alleged in the question, but inquiries will be made.