HC Deb 10 July 1919 vol 117 cc2038-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Volunteers who have served in England during the War are now allowed to keep the uniform with which they have been provided, but are called upon to either return their boots or pay a sum of 25s.; and whether he will consider the propriety of either leaving these men their whole equipment or none of it?


Volunteers who have served is England during the War are allowed to keep their uniform, but the boots were provided as a reserve for use in case of emergency only, and were issued for a fortnight's preliminary wear to condition them for marching. They are not surplus to any requirements as the uniforms are. As to the terms on which they may be retained, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Central Nottingham (Mr. Atkey) on 3rd July.