HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 cc3025-6W
Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to issue the new style of trousers, as worn by the Royal Engineers, Chatham, to all soldiers in the British Army in the near future?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The new pattern trousers are now being issued, but, until the existing stock of old pattern trousers is used up, half the requirements of recruits of the Regular Army and of Supplementary Reserve and Territorial Army personnel are being met by issues of the old pattern.