§ Mr. Pritt
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a battery of artillerymen, whose identity has been communicated to him, were recently ordered to blanco their equipment and polish the brass fittings thereof; that the order was cancelled three days later, after the men had incurred expenditure averaging 1s. 6d. per head in fulfilling it; and whether he will cause the money thus wasted to be refunded and the persons responsible for the order to be transferred to other duties?
§ Captain Margesson
I am looking into this question and will communicate with my hon. and learned Friend as soon as possible.