HC Deb 25 May 1922 vol 154 c1436W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers who have been stripped of their uniforms by Sinn Feiners, and sent back in their shirts, are compelled to make good the loss themselves when this loss occurred while off duty.

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

I am not aware of any such case, but in general the question whether a man pays for loss of his uniform or equipment depends on whether such loss was due to his own default or negligence. If my hon. and gallant Friend will give me particulars of any specific case, I will inquire regarding it and communicate with him further.