§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the part-time volunteers attached to the Streatham stretcher parties are not equipped like the full-time men; and what action he intends taking about the matter?
§ Sir J. Anderson
Equipment upon the official scale, which makes no distinction between full-time and part-time volunteers, has been issued to the Borough of Wandsworth for the full war establishment of stretcher parties. I understand, however, that the borough council have themselves decided to purchase 100 additional sets of equipment for part-time volunteers recruited in excess of the authorised establishment.