HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1607W

asked the Secretary for War whether officer prisoners of war who have been returned from Germany, many of them with very little outfit, were not allowed any free kit, but had to purchase, in many cases, entirely new outfits; whether all men who were returned were allowed a free kit; and whether, in these circumstances, he will consider as to granting any officers who apply a special grant in order to meet this expense?

Captain GUEST

Officers who have lost their kit owing to their being taken prisoner are entitled to claim compensation under the Regulations. The case of men is quite different, as they are always equipped and clothed by the public.