HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 cc66-7W
Mr. Touche

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in certain Royal Artillery units privates are having 2s. a week deducted from their pay for seven weeks to pay for Wellington boots; and will he authorise a free issue of such boots?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I am not aware that any soldiers of the Royal Artillery are being called upon to pay for Wellington boots. Wellington boots are not part of the approved scale of uniform of the Royal Artillery and no question of free issue arises.